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Table 1 Summarised Interview Guide

From: Problems, policy and politics – perspectives of public health leaders on food insecurity and human rights in Australia

• Can you tell me about your current work?
• Health care, free speech or living a life free from discrimination are the rights of every Australian, regardless of their income, location or any other factor. Do you think that food is somehow different to these otherwise “universal” requirements?
• What comes to mind when I say the term “the human right to food”?
    • In Australia, have you heard this term used widely?
    • Do you use it? If so, when and in what circumstances?
    • In your opining, is the ‘human right to food’ a helpful concept, even when it is not enforceable like civil and political rights are?
• Imagining that every Australian is able to eat well - we have achieved a “human right to food” – just like free speech for example.
    • What is the government doing in this best-case scenario?
    • What are not-for-profit organisations doing?
    • What role do other major players have? For example, the food industry, research and tertiary sector, legal institutions, citizens.
    • Are there other important players, for example international actors?
• Thinking of barriers now. What do you think are the road blocks to achieving this vision of a human right to food in Australia?
• Now thinking of the enablers or opportunities for change. What current opportunities (such as frameworks, strategies or activities) are in place now to support achieving a human right to food in Australia in the future?
    • What’s working? What do we need to keep? Have you seen best practice internationally?