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 January 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health examines the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace. The Draft Report was released in October 2019 and...Read more

22 January 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum
Australia's high quality health care system, with universal access to publicly funded and provided services augmented by a private health care system, consistently performs well in international comparisons. However, indicators of access and equity show that Australia does not do so well, coming seventh out of the 11 countries survey on equity and fourth on access. This is despite Medicare providing universal access to primary care and hospital treatment.  CHF’s submission for the 2020 Federal Budget was released on 22 January 2020. The submission proposes 23 recommendations for change covering ten broad areas ranging from prevention to aged care and primary health. Consumers have voiced their concerns about uncertainty and the cost of health care services, both of which are important components of access.Read more
19 December 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF believes 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...Read more

19 December 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF believes 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...Read more

19 December 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF believes 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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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