Both the 2016 and 2018 long-form Report Card included Federal and State/Territory ‘Showcase Pages’ that highlight programs, policies, campaigns or initiatives in each region. In 2018 we thank the Ministers from Health, Sport and Education for providing us with the information for their respective ‘Showcase Page’.
AHKA Top 3 Priorities for increasing children’s Physical Activity in Australia
- All Australian families need to be able to access practical advice, examples and opportunities that will support children meeting the 24-hour movement guidelines every day. All physical activity messaging should include real ways that children and young people can incorporate more activity into their daily routines with the inclusion of parents/carers and siblings. These suggestions need to include a variety of activities that would appeal to a broad audience with varying interest and abilities and include both aerobic and strength-based examples. Families also need to be supported and educated about how they can limit sedentary screen time and how to encourage good sleep habits with a focus on early to bed and early to rise.
- National funding for comprehensive school physical activity programs that would support and allow for the following:
- A national school physical activity policy that specifies that students need to be given the opportunity to engage in a minimum of 150 minutes per week of organised physical activity, with physical education as a core component. This should include implementation strategies and accountability for schools.
- Every primary and secondary school to have a tertiary qualified health and physical education teacher that delivers physical education classes to all students and supports classroom teachers to engage students in physical activity throughout the school day.
- Students to be provided with ample time and appealing spaces during recess and lunch to engage in free and active play.
The links below provide invaluable information with regard to: why it is important for children to be physically active and to accumulate the recommended amount of physical activity every day; how to assist children develop the tools they need to be physically active for life: and ways of incorporating more physical activity every day.
- Sport Australia
- Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance
- The National Heart Foundation of Australia— Active Living
- Parents Voice— Physical Activity
- Clearinghouse for Sport
- Australian Government Department of Health— Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour
- Australian Government Department of Health— Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
- VicHealth— Physical Activity
- NSW Health— Healthy Kids
- Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services— Move Well Eat Well
- Women’s and Children’s Health Network (SA)— Physical Activity for Children
- Healthy WA— Healthy Living, Physical Activity
- QLD Government— Health and looking after yourself (youth)
- NT Department of Health— Physical activity
- ACT Health— Healthy Children and Young People
- Nature Play
- The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
- Confederation of Australian Sport
- Bluearth Foundation
- ACTIVE LIVING RESEARCH— Promoting activity-friendly communities
- Designed To Move
- Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO)
- World Health Organistion— Physical Activity
- International Physical Literacy Association
2018 Report Card media resources
2016 Report Card media resources
- Media release
- 2016 Media Kit
- PDF excerpts from Report Card
- Video clips
- Coast FM Interview with Dr Natasha Schranz regarding the 2016 Report Card
2015 Report Card media resources
- Media release
- YouTube clip
- Greens MLC Mark Parnell calls for public transport to be free for school students
2014 Report Card media resources
- Media Release
- Is Sport Enough? - Dr Grant Tomkinson - University of South Australia
- As health cutbacks loom, Active Healthy Kids Australia Report finds Australian children among least fittest in the world
- 2018 Journal of Physical Activity and Health Supplement: Global Matrix 3.0
- 2018 Journal of Physical Activity and Health Supplement: Very High HDI Countries
- 2018 Journal of Physical Activity and Health Supplement: AHKA Short Paper
- Kids In Adelaide: Inactive kids… could it be about more than screen time delirium?
- Kids In Adelaide: Active Healthy Kids Australia
ACHPER: Do our kids have all the tools?
- ACHPER: 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People
- ACHPER: Active Transport… what’s getting in the road?
- Great Health Guide: PARENTING – Get Our Kids Active
- Journal of Physical Activity & Health: Results From Australia’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
- Journal of Physical Activity & Health: Physical Activity of Children: A Global Matrix of Grades Comparing 15 Countries
- Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: The contribution of organised sports to physical activity in Australia: Results and directions from the Active Healthy Kids Australia 2014 Report Card on physical activity for children and young people.
- Journal of Physical Activity & Health: Australia and Other Nations Are Failing to Meet Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children: Implications and a Way Forward
- Journal of Physical Activity & Health: Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 Countries
- Australia vying to be world champion of inactivity