Australia has a high-quality health care system, with universal access to publicly funded and provided services augmented by a private health care system. In international comparisons Australia consistently does well, being ranked second overall by the Commonwealth Fund in 2017 and top in terms...Read more
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.
Youth Health Forum Comments on the Job-Ready Graduates Package
In our submission, the YHF provide comments about the proposed new Job-ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package (the Package). While we cannot speak about nuts and bolts of university systems, we do...Read more
Youth Health Forum Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19
Young people have been identified as one of the most affected population groups in Australia. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted existing inequities in the higher education, employment and housing...Read more
The social, cultural and environmental determinants of health have a significant influence on health outcomes. Governments have a responsibility to protect the people they represent and therefore must prioritise action to help reduce the risks to...Read more
CHF supports the Royal Commission finding that a ‘fundamental overhaul of the design, objectives, regulation and funding of aged care in Australia’ and ‘not mere patching up’ is needed, however, we are concerned that the proposed program does not do enough to confront the challenges faced by...Read more
Overweight and obesity is an issue affecting our whole community. A range of social, environmental and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected...Read more
CHF is deeply concerned about the impact the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 (the Bill) will have on access to essential healthcare services. In particular, we are concerned about provisions that prioritise the religious beliefs of healthcare workers over the healthcare needs of...Read more
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...Read more
CHF's recommendations to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Faculty of Radiation Oncology on the comprehensive guide for Establishing and sustaining regional, rural and remote radiation therapy centres.
CHF notes that where the guide...Read more