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.

16 October 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF does not support the proposed rescheduling of all codeine to Schedule 4 at this point in time. We do not think the delegate has given enough consideration to the significant system wide costs of the rescheduling or the loss of access to a range of medications that do have some benefits to...

17 September 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

This review of the Guidelines is an opportunity to continuously improve the way PBAC assesses proposals and we see it as an opportunity to give consumers more opportunity for input into the process. If this potential is to be realised then there needs to be adequate resourcing provided to...

16 September 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The current, fragmented set of primary health services with their emphasis on managing ill health rather than promoting health and wellbeing are not meeting the needs of people with chronic conditions. We need to start putting the services together so they actually form a system that has at its...

3 September 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF's Submission to the Primary Health Care Advisory Group Survey on the Discussion Paper: Better Outcomes for People with Chronic and Complex Conditions through Primary Health Care.

10 July 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF's comments on the Review of the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

26 June 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF has been engaged with the development of an electronic health record and system since its inception, and our submission is drawn from submissions into previous inquiries into the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) and similar issues, as well as the experiences of our...

15 June 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Abstract: CHF's submission to the RACGP's Vision for a Sustainable Health System Discussion Paper.

18 May 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is pleased to provide a submission to the Issues Paper for the Post-Market Review of the Life-Saving Drugs Programme (the Issues Paper). Before going into the content of our views, we want to express our deep concerns with the limitations the Review...

17 April 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

This submission into the Availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia draws on the experiences of our members and consumer representatives in assessing the availability and effectiveness of medicines in Australia, and in particular the operation of the Pharmaceutical...

10 April 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The definitive goal of this review of the regulatory framework should be the safety and quality of complementary medicines in Australia. Any new framework must carefully balance the risk to consumer safety and consumer choice concerns.

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