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  • Horizon scan to support the System Strategic Direction for 2023-2026

    The Australia New Zealand Food Regulatory System (the System) is currently undergoing its most significant reform and modernisation effort since its inception in the 2000s. In December 2021, Food Ministers agreed to key actions to progress the reform agenda.... More
    Opened 26 June 2022
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of meningococcal B vaccines in people at increased risk of meningococcal B disease

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to recommended use of meningococcal B vaccines in people at increased risk of meningococcal B disease for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to... More
    Opened 15 June 2022
  • Aged Care Webpages Review

    The Department of Health is reviewing the aged care content published on health.gov.au. The Aged Care Pages Development Survey aims to collate an understanding of how the content is found and used. More
    Opened 14 June 2022
  • Ongoing consultation: Private Health Insurance (PHI) Actuarial Study on the Medicare Levy Surcharge and PHI Rebate

    Finity Consulting Pty Limited (Finity) are conducting the actuarial study into the effectiveness of the regulatory settings for the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) and the PHI Rebate (Rebate) announced in the 2021-22 Budget. The aim of reforms to the key incentives is to improve the... More
    Opened 3 June 2022
  • National Strategy for Organ Donation, Retrieval and Transplantation Consultation

    The organ donation and transplantation sector in Australia has seen significant growth since the beginning of the national program in 2009. Although the COVID-19 pandemic impacted recent organ donation and transplantation rates in Australia and internationally, Australians continued to publicly... More
    Opened 23 May 2022
  • Consultation Draft - National Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare for older adults

    National Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare for older adults Consultation Draft – Survey Caretaker notice: The Prime Minister has announced a 21 May 2022 federal election and as such the Department of Health is operating in... More
    Opened 20 May 2022
  • Redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology Program

    Overview The Department of Health is seeking to engage stakeholders regarding the redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology (QUDTP) Program. As part of redesign of QUDTP Program there are two proposed grant programs to be delivered: Therapeutic... More
    Opened 2 May 2022
  • Review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - Questions and Feedback

    The Australian Government’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program invites eligible Australians aged between 50 to 74 years to screen every two years using a free and simple screening test. The Program aims to reduce deaths from bowel cancer by detecting early signs of the disease. ... More
    Opened 6 April 2022
  • Residential Aged Care COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - Registration Form

    Residential Aged Care Facilities that are unable to secure a primary care provider to administer COVID-19 Winter Vaccine doses, either with a GP or pharmacist or through their Primary Health Network, will be able to request an in-reach Commonwealth COVID-19 Winter Dose Vaccination clinic. ... More
    Opened 28 March 2022
  • Residential Disability Accommodation COVID-19 Winter Dose Vaccination Clinic - Registration Form

    Winter doses for residential disability accommodation settings can be sourced through a variety of channels, including primary care providers such as GPs and pharmacies, working with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to identify primary health care in-reach options and Commonwealth in-reach.... More
    Opened 28 March 2022
  • New accommodation design standards for residential aged care

    We want to hear about what is important in the design of high quality residential aged care accommodation. The Australian Government is working with senior Australians and the aged care sector to develop a new Residential Aged Care Accommodation Framework, including design... More
    Opened 9 March 2022
  • Consultation paper: Improving the Overseas Student Health Cover Program - February 2022

    Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is health insurance specifically for overseas students and their dependents whilst they are in Australia. It includes coverage for medical and hospital care, ambulance services, and some pharmaceutical items. The Department of Health administers the ... More
    Opened 24 February 2022
  • National Rural and Remote Nurse Generalist Framework Consultation

    Public consultation on the National Rural and Remote Nurse Generalist Framework (the Framework) is now open. The intent of the the Framework is to describe the unique context of practice and core capabilities for remote area nursing practice, and rural nursing practice. The Framework... More
    Opened 17 February 2022
  • National Tobacco Strategy 2022-2030

    The Australian Government Department of Health is seeking feedback on the draft National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) 2022-2030. The draft NTS 2022-2030 sets out a national policy framework for all governments to work together and in collaboration with non-government organisations to... More
    Opened 10 February 2022
  • Consultation Draft - National Medicines Policy

    Published in 2000, Australia’s National Medicines Policy (NMP) is a well established and universally endorsed framework that aims deliver positive health outcomes for all Australians through their access to, and appropriate use of, medicines. The NMP guides the range of activities... More
    Opened 2 February 2022
  • Prostheses List Reforms - Consultation Paper 2(a) - Modernisation of Part B of the Prostheses List

    The Department of Health - Prostheses List Reforms Taskforce invites submissions in relation to proposed improvements to the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Prostheses List (PL) as approved by Government and reflected in the 2021-2022 Federal Budget. The Prostheses List reforms -... More
    Opened 11 January 2022
  • Prostheses List Reforms - Consultation Paper 3 - A modernised fit-for-purpose listing process

    The Department of Health - Prostheses List Reforms Taskforce invites submissions in relation to proposed improvements to the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Prostheses List (PL) as approved by Government and reflected in the 2021-2022 Federal Budget. The Prostheses List reforms -... More
    Opened 11 January 2022
  • Proposal for a Cost Recovered Pathway for Medical Services Advisory Committee Applications

    The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to a proposal to introduce a cost recovered pathway for applications received from commercial entities seeking reimbursement decisions from the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). This proposal is to... More
    Opened 4 January 2022
  • Strengthening Approved Aged Care Provider Governance Consultation

    The Australian Government is seeking your views about new requirements to strengthen the governance of approved aged care providers. Legislation being considered by Parliament will need approved providers to meet new requirements. We are seeking your views about how the... More
    Opened 21 December 2021
  • MDR Shigella - Scoping survey for public health laboratories

    This survey seeks to understand how Shigella is being tested for in Australian public health laboratories, and how antibiotic susceptibility testing for multi-drug resistant Shigella is being reported from reference laboratories to public health authorities. The following questions... More
    Opened 30 November 2021
  • MDR Shigella - Scoping survey for public health authorities

    This survey seeks to understand how Shigella is being tested for in Australia, and how antibiotic susceptibility testing data for multi-drug resistant (MDR) Shigella is being reported to and used by public health authorities. The following questions will be used to analyse the testing and... More
    Opened 30 November 2021
  • The Australian Cancer Plan 2023–2033

    Cancer touches every Australian in some way. Across Australia, health professionals, charities and other organisations are working tirelessly to care for and support people affected by cancer. Researchers are seeking new ways of preventing, diagnosing, treating and living with the... More
    Opened 26 November 2021
  • Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan Survey

    The Department of Health is developing a 10 year plan for nurse practitioners. The purpose of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan is to describe a set of actions that can be taken to address nurse practitioner workforce issues of national significance and enhance the delivery of nursing care... More
    Opened 19 November 2021
  • Consultation Draft - National Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare

    National Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare for children and adolescents Consultation Drafts - Survey As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government announced $34.2 million to expand and implement the Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) tool into primary... More
    Opened 17 November 2021
  • Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct Consultation

    Please note: An Easy Read paper and an easy to read version of the questionnaire can be found here . The Australian Government is consulting in relation to the development of an enforceable Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct (the Code) applicable to providers and workers across... More
    Opened 16 November 2021
  • Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct Consultation - Easy to read version

    The Australian Government wrote the Easy Read paper . When you see the word 'we', it means the Australian Government. We wrote this information in an easy to read way. You can ask for help to read the paper. A friend, family member or... More
    Opened 16 November 2021
  • Aligning Regulation across Care and Support Sector - Consultation Stage 2

    The Australian Government is seeking to align regulation across the aged care, disability support and veterans’ care sectors. The 2021-22 Budget included a range of measures that form a short to longer term program of reform. The Department of Health, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards... More
    Opened 15 November 2021
  • PHLN COVID-19 Lessons Learned Survey

    This survey provides Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) members with an opportunity to provide feedback on their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this survey will be discussed at the PHLN meeting of 22 November 2021, and will be used to inform the development of the... More
    Opened 11 November 2021
  • New residential aged care design standards

    We want to hear from you about what is important in the design of high quality residential aged care accommodation. Residential aged care providers and stakeholders – how do design elements work for your business, your staff and your... More
    Opened 11 November 2021
  • AGPT Program GP Workforce Planning and Prioritisation

    General Practitioners (GPs) are central to health care in the Australian community. The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program trains doctors to become GPs. It provides full-time, on-the-job training for Australian and overseas-trained doctors who want to specialise in general... More
    Opened 3 November 2021
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