About Policy Submissions

We regularly make submissions to national level inquiries. If you are after a submission from earlier than listed here, please contact us.

23 October 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

With our population ageing, the quality and safety of aged care is a key area of focus for Australians. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australians aged 65 and over, represented 15% (3.8 million) of the total population in 2017. Over the coming decades, this...

3 October 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

In regard to this consultation, of the proposed options the CHF supports option 1A: to “publish names of excipient ingredients except those used in flavour or fragrance proprietary ingredient mixes”
We believe that given the serious risks associated with allergies and the increasingly wide...

16 September 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) supports lifting the single Newstart payment by a minimum of $75 a week, along with comparable increases in rent assistance and the indexation of payments to align with wages growth as this would yield widespread health benefits for disadvantaged...

1 July 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF members believe that this review and a commitment to the regular evaluation of Medicare items is an essential to maintaining a world class health system and ensuring that funding is available for...

7 June 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF supports all the recommendations in the report. We agree with the conclusions in the Consumer Impact statement of the report, particularly around the importance of these measure in improving patient choice and access to primary health care that is ”timely, uncomplicated, culturally safe and...

7 June 2019 Submission
Response to the Report from the Mental Health Reference Group

In March this year CHF undertook a consumer survey on mental health services to hear from people with lived experiences about how the current health service system works for them. In that survey we asked about people’s experience of care, from a system integration and patient centred perspective...

6 June 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF members believe that this review and a commitment to the regular evaluation of Medicare items is an essential to maintaining a world class health system and ensuring that funding is available for...

30 April 2019 Submission

CHF appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission in response to the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030: consultation draft (the Strategy). CHF welcomes the development of the Strategy and support the five priority areas identified. Our response addresses key considerations from...

29 April 2019 Submission

CHF is pleased to present this submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health. Our submission is structured around the questions in the Commission’s Issues Paper. We make some general comments on the overall scope of the...

12 April 2019 Submission
Youth Health Forum

Throughout their response to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Mental Health, you will read the stories of members of the Youth Health Forum sharing their personal experiences with mental ill-health. Though their...

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