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.

17 September 2018 Submission

Consumer access to their own health records through My Health Record (MHR) is a key step in the shift from health consumers as passive patients, to consumers as active partners in their own care, exercising choice and control. It is vital that the goal of putting consumers at the centre of their...Read more

10 September 2018 Submission

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board sought reflections and feedback on the first set of priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund (the MRFF) via a survey. This submission details CHF’s responses to the key questions in the survey.Read more

7 August 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Our focus in this response is health data, as that is our area of expertise and interest. As recognised in the issues paper, health data is more sensitive than data about most other areas of a consumers’ lives, such as personal preference for transport to work or even more sensitive data like...Read more

20 July 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF welcomed the Review of Medicines and Medical Device Regulation and, while we did not support removing the required pre-approval of therapeutic goods advertisements, we are pleased to work with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to ensure that new arrangements will continue to protect...Read more

2 July 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF has consistently advocated123 for a national, whole-of-society obesity strategy. This is because recent reports show that years of public education campaigns have failed to reverse the rise in obesity, showing that it is well past time for individual-oriented prevention to become a priority...Read more

2 July 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely and affordable healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems. We support the principles of consumer centred care and chief among these is the principle of universal health care1. Private Health Insurance (PHI)...Read more

30 May 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

At the heart of CHF’s policy agenda is patient-centred care. Our responses to the public consultation have been formed with a patient-centred approach in mind. CHF is a strong advocate of the development of guidelines for all sectors of the health system. While guidelines are only...Read more

18 May 2018 Submission

CHF believe all Australians, no matter their location, should have access to safe, good quality and timely health care. Rates of mental health conditions and suicide are much higher in rural and remote areas. Yet, unfortunately we find the mental health workforce unevenly distributed across...Read more

30 March 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission in response to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Primary Care Consultation Paper. At the heart of CHF’s policy agenda is patient-centred care. Our responses...Read more

19 March 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Presenting options for regulatory reforms to make a positive contribution to reducing the misuse and abuse of strong opioids and contributing to better pain management for consumers. Read more