About Position Statements

We provide position statements on areas of concern for health consumers. For statements older than listed here, please contact us.

8 February 2019 Position Statements

This position statement has been developed by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and the Centre for Health Policy, the University of Melbourne. It has been informed by the discussions at a Specialist Fee and Performance Transparency Roundtable held at the University of Melbourne on...

3 September 2018 Position Statements

Since 2010, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has supported the development of statements articulating ethical principles for business and the healthcare sector in order to maximise the interests of patients and consumers, enhance access to safe and effective healthcare, and build...

27 September 2017 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum
We join with painAustralia and the Australian Pain Management Association in supporting the full implementation of the National Pain Strategy.  We do not support the proposal from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to allow pharmacists to dispense codeine products without a prescription for people with one-off acute pain under certain conditions. 
28 November 2016 Position Statements

The National Health and Medical Research Council and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia have released a revised joint statement reflecting the growing recognition of the place of consumers and community in health research.

The Statement on Consumer and Community Involvement in Health...

27 July 2016 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum scorecard on how party health policies rate against specific measures in our Election Platform shows that all major parties have some way to go to fulfill the reasonable expectations consumers have for the health system.

27 June 2016 Position Statements
Australian Labor Party
The Australian Labor Party's response to CHF's 2016 Federal election platform.
7 June 2016 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum of Australia

CHF's 2016 Election Platform. We call for a number of commitments in seven key areas which would lay the groundwork for a sustainable health system that ensures people get the right care, at the right time and at the right cost.

4 June 2016 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum
This document outlines CHF's initial appraisal of the recently announced pharmacy reforms and 6CPA. While there are some positive points of difference between last agreement (5CPA) and 6CPA, the current Agreement does not go far enough to drive improvements in terms of greater competition and...
7 January 2016 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum
Preserving Consumer Choices Without Sacrificing the Principles of Universal Health Care
28 August 2015 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum
CHF supports the effective, safe and successful entry of biosimilars into the Australian market. This is in the interest of consumers as they will have access to a wider group of therapeutic options. In line with the National Medicines Policy safe and effective medicines should be available to...