Core Business (About Healthway)
Healthway was established in 1991 under the Tobacco Control Act 1990 as a statutory body. The enabling legislation has now been replaced with the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006;- with objectives to -
* fund activities that promote health, particularly that of young people, and provide research grants to organisations engaged in health promotion programs and research; and
* offer sports, the arts and racing:-
(i) a replacement source of funding for those activities which were sponsored by the tobacco industry; (Tobacco sponsorship and advertising in Western Australia was phased out by 1992).
(ii) sponsorship support for sport, arts and racing activities which encourage healthy lifestyles and provide opportunities to promote health messages.