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 March 2022 Submission
Rebecca Edwards, Jennie Parham and Leanne Wells

The Australian health care system includes a national organisation representing health care consumers and equivalent organisations in most states and territories.  There are several disease-specific patient organisations, as well as formalised networks advocating for greater patient...Read more

18 February 2022 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Department of Health undertook a two-stage consultation process to inform thinking around primary health care data and the use of electronic clinical decision support systems in primary health care. The two topics have been combined into a single...Read more

17 February 2022 Submission
Tammy Wolffs

The Cancer Council has called for views on designing and delivering a 10 year plan for collaborative, coordinated and national action for cancer outcomes and experience.

The CHF submission offers:

  • a focus on prevention
  • national consistency and equity
  • improving
  • ...Read more
1 February 2022 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Federal Government invites the community, including individuals, businesses and groups to submit their views before the Budget is prepared and finalised. CHF has prepared our submission on the following...Read more

21 December 2021 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

A more connected and digital health system is a foundational element of a health system. For consumers, this means their health information is available when needed to share with their medical team and to help deliver whole-of-person care. It means that no matter...Read more

25 November 2021 Submission
Tammy Wolffs

CHF supports lifting the single rate of JobSeeker and related payments to a minimum of $910 per fortnight and aligning future increases of JobSeeker and related payments to pension indexation – that is, based on both the Consumer Price Index and Male...Read more

9 November 2021 Submission

In August 2021 the Australian Digital Health Agency commenced planning on the next National Digital Health Strategy to be launched in 2022. This began with a National Survey and CHF was invited to provide additional input in...Read more

26 October 2021 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum has called for an enhanced focus on the central role of consumers in its submission to the Review of the National Medicines Policy.

That is a development in which CHF has played a leading part and we are now urging that this momentum is maintained in the NMP...Read more

11 October 2021 Submission
CHF

The Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy) is determined by the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB). The Strategy ensures a coherent and consistent approach is adopted in the funding of medical research and innovation from the Medical Research Future

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30 August 2021 Submission

This response advocates that the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ASQHC) co-design the new Standards with consumers of mental health services.  This means not only consulting and engaging with consumers, but offering consumer led development of the...Read more

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