Professor Michael Ackland promotes and protects public health in Victoria by providing health information and alerts as well as strategic advice to Victorian Government on matters relating to public health and well being.
In Victoria, the department has an important role in protecting the health of Victorians from the potential health effects of environmental hazards.
The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry was reopened on 26 May 2015 with a new Terms of Reference that establish the parameters of any investigation.
Information about the health status of Victorians informs policy developments that improve our health services.
The Victorian injury prevention program leads a range of prevention activities.
The guidelines provide information on general matters that may be useful to the personal care and body art industry in performing its practices, and on infection control in general.
The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 came into effect on 1 January 2010.
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