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Australia's New Government Must Tackle Food Insecurity - Australia needs to boost its capacity to weather shocks to our food security. And that’s why we need a Minister for Food.

Food insecurity in Australia - What is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it? This factsheet is a publication of the Australian Government and explores food insecurity in Australia, who is likely to experience it and how it can impact on their health and wellbeing.

Identifying and Responding to Food Insecurity in Australia - This practice guide and its companion practice paper describe the prevalence, experience and impact of food insecurity in Australia, identifying the populations most at risk and exploring various responses. 

Right to Food is a voluntary, nationwide coalition of organisations, practitioners, health and community workers and researchers. Follow the links to the resources page for relevant content. A blog post on food insecurity for refugees and asylum seekers can be found here

The Foodbank Hunger Report provides a snapshot of food insecurity in Australia. Despite having a reputation as a wealthy nation, food insecurity is a reality for an increasing number of people. In the last year, more than one in five Australians (21%) have been in a situation where they have run out of food and been unable to buy more.


The Borgen Project is a non-profit organisation that addresses poverty and hunger and works towards ending them. They published a blog post 'How food insecurity harms Indigenous Australians' on their website. 

undefinedAustralian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is Australia's only national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.

Aboriginal communities find simple solutions to food insecurity - A Prevention Centre project has identified a number of simple ways to reduce food insecurity in urban Aboriginal communities – the first study in Australia to capture local community voices in finding solutions to the problem.

Factors That Affect Weight - This weblink is from the Australian Government Department of Health website and identifies reasons why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living in rural and remote areas have difficulty in accessing nutritional food. 



Refugee Council of Australia - is a non-profit, non-government organisation. Their work is centred around policy, support for refugees, support for its members, community education and administration.

How does the war in Ukraine impact food supply? - ABC News article published 15 June 2022.

Support Sydney refugees with this epic new dinner series - Urban List article published 16 March 2021.


Support for rural & regional communities This article published 25 February 2021 outlines an initiative between The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation to tackle food insecurity in rural and remote communities.

Research Summary - Food Security and Health in Rural and Remote Australia. This summary report explores the issue of food insecurity, its incidence and implications for health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.



Public Health Association Australia: Top 10 Public Health Successes Over the Last 20 Years. This report is a good read to recognise what is needed for effective change occur to have a positive impact on community groups.

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National Geographic explores the people, places and events in our world. Use this website to research within the topics of Australia, Animals, Engineering Science, History, Nature, People, Science and Space.