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.

6 December 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF response to Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) request for feedback on proposed clarification certain sports supplements are therapeutic goods. Read more

6 December 2019 Submission

Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback in response to the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights: Consumer Guide. Key coniderations include: 

  •  Target Audience 
  •  Readability 
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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

20 August 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Discussion Paper for Consultation: Rural Allied Health Quality, Access and Distribution - Options for Commonwealth Government Policy Reform and InvestmentRead 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

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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