About Position Statements

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

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...Read more

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.Read more

27 June 2016 Position Statements
Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party's response to CHF's 2016 Federal election platform.Read more

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.Read more

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...Read more

7 January 2016 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

Preserving Consumer Choices Without Sacrificing the Principles of Universal Health CareRead more

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...Read more

13 May 2015 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

This is an initial analysis of the Federal Health Budget from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF). There is further detail in the Budget papers that require further appraisal before CHF takes a view on these aspects. We are preparing a more detailed analysis based on further briefings...Read more

28 November 2014 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum says it is unacceptable that a new review into medicines and medical devices has failed to reflect the vital interest consumers have in this matter.Read more

18 June 2014 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

Letter to Senators and MPs asking them to be aware of the impact of additional co-payments on consumers.Read more

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