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.

10 May 2024

In the context of CHF’s commitment to quality improvement in healthcare, CHF supports and recognises the value of automated decision-making and discriminative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, which have been used in healthcare for many decades.

However, the sudden rise of...Read more

18 March 2024

Australians' diets are currently sub-optimal, with the majority of people consuming inadequate amounts of core foods and too many discretionary foods. This has negative impacts on population health, including through increased rates of overweight and obesity and a range of associated chronic...Read more

12 March 2024
Consumers Health Forum

At the heart of CHF’s policy agenda is consumer-centred care, which includes advocating for a consumer-centred Health Technology Assessment (HTA) process. CHF appreciates the opportunity to provide consumer insight into Consultation 2 of the Department of Health and Aged Care (DOHAC) Health...Read more

30 January 2024
Consumers Health Forum

The prolonged rise in the cost-of-living has seen many Australians unable to keep up with their healthcare costs, which has resulted in many consumers reporting they are delaying seeking care. We know that when care is delayed it often results in poorer health outcomes for people and can also...Read more

15 January 2024
Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) has put forward a submission for the Medical Board of Australia's consultation on the...Read more

4 January 2024

On 19 October 2023, the Senate referred an inquiry into the appropriate terms of reference for a COVID-19 Royal Commission. CHF is pleased to make this submission, highlighting consumer views and priorities, and advocating for their inclusion in the terms of reference.Read more

12 December 2023
Consumers Health Forum

The COVID-19 Response Inquiry is currently being led by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). The inquiry is collecting evidence and policy recommendations on Australia's health and non-health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final aim of the inquiry is to ...Read more

28 November 2023

Pharmacists in 2030 is a consultation being undertaken by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and is will build on their 2019 report: Pharmacists in 2023. The report will map out how the pharmacy sector can play...Read more

5 October 2023
Consumers Health Forum

This submission details CHF's response to the revision to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)'s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. The...Read more