Australia's National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) finally released its report into the effectiveness of homeopathy following a worldwide campaign that attracted more than 75,000 signatories.
The report, which had been prepared in 2012, was never published but was replaced by a different survey published in 2015 and completed by a new team of researchers, which concluded that there was little evidence to suggest homeopathy was effective.
The original report, based on 55 previously published studies, said there was "encouraging evidence" that homeopathy was an effective treatment for fibromyalgia, otitis media, post-operative ileus (blocked intestine), colds, and the after-effects of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy.
Rachel Roberts, chief executive of Australia's Homeopathy Research Institute, and the instigator of the 'Release the Report' campaign said: "For over three years NHMRC have refused to release their 2012 draft report, despite Freedom of Information requests and even requests by members of the Australian Senate. To see this document finally seeing the light of day is a major win for transparency and public accountability in research."