- Steering Committee, National Communicable Diseases Surveillance Strategy and Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services on behalf of the Chief Health Officers of Australia
- National Communicable Diseases Surveillance Strategy
- Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services, Canberra, n/d, 22 pp
- http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content ncdss.pdfhttp://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Contenthttp://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf
"The proposed National Communicable Diseases Surveillance Strategy is an initiative of the Chief Health Officers of Australia. Its aim is to reduce the social and economic impact of communicable diseases on the Australian population, through the provision of a national framework to monitor communicable diseases and plan and prioritise interventions. This proposed strategy is to be based on existing infrastructure and legislative mandates. The Strategy emphasises the need for the co-ordination of national surveillance for the planning and prioritisation of interventions, the optimal use of laboratory science in communicable disease management and the availability of an effective response capacity for outbreaks of national significance." Implementation plan covers August 1996 through to December 1999.