Release of the Menzies School of Health Research Report

Release of the Menzies School of Health Research Report

Indigenous Affairs Health and Wellbeing Low Aromatic Unleaded Fuel
Friday, 12 August 2016

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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The Minister has announced the release of the Menzies School of Health Research report on the prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Aboriginal communities.

The research conducted by Professor Peter d’Abbs (Menzies School of Health Research) and Dr Gillian Shaw (Bowchung Consulting) found that petrol sniffing has continued to decline from 2011 to 2014, coinciding with the Australian Government’s ongoing rollout of low aromatic unleaded fuel in areas affected by petrol sniffing.

The report found that where low aromatic fuel has been introduced, sniffing rates have been reduced on average by 88% across selected communities, since 2005-07. 

View the full report.