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  • Consultation Draft: Outline of the National Allied Health Workforce Strategy

    Australians need better access to allied health care to prevent and manage chronic conditions, and support people with disability, older people, people with mental health issues and children and families. The Australian Government is working with state and territory governments to develop a National Allied Health Workforce Strategy, as recommended in the Independent review of Australia’s regulatory settings relating to overseas health practitioners Final Report . ... More
    Closes 9 July 2024
  • Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner consultation

    Have your say about culturally safe aged care for older First Nations people and the role of the permanent Commissioner. The Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner Ms Andrea Kelly wants to hear from older First Nations people, families, communities and stakeholders about: the changes needed to support culturally safe, trauma aware and healing informed access to the aged care system for older First Nations people, carers, families and communities the statutory... More
    Closes 21 June 2024
  • Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology (QUDTP) Program - Stakeholder Forum

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking to engage stakeholders regarding the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology (QUDTP) Program . The QUDTP provides funding to improve the way medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used. As part of the QUDTP Program, two grant opportunities are delivered: Health Professional Education Grant Program – focusing on educational (academic) activities for... More
    Closed 16 April 2024
  • Public Consultation - Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 - Impact Analysis

    In November 2019 , the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) endorsed an ambitious plan to reform the Bi-national Food Regulation System to ensure it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. A key element underpinning the reform agenda is the review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act). The FSANZ Act Review commenced in July 2020, and is a comprehensive examination of the... More
    Closed 10 April 2024
  • Public Consultation: Feasibility study on options to limit unhealthy food marketing to children

    Australians' diets are currently sub-optimal, with the majority of people consuming inadequate amounts of core foods and too many discretionary foods. This has negative impacts on population health, including through increased rates of overweight and obesity and a range of associated chronic diseases. Exposure to marketing for unhealthy foods and drinks can influence food choices and dietary intake. This is especially true in childhood, when children are forming food habits and... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Scope of Practice Review - Issues Paper 1 Public Submissions

    This Issues Paper has been developed as part of the Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce – Scope of Practice Review (‘the Review’). This independent Review focuses on health professionals who currently provide or have the potential to provide primary care, and explores the available evidence of the benefits, risks, barriers and enablers associated with health practitioners working to their full scope of practice. Full scope of practice means the professional activities... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations 2023

    Supplementary Public Consultation on the Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations The Australian Government is undertaking a supplementary public consultation regarding graphic health warnings and health promotion inserts. Updates to these Regulations have been informed from public consultation on the exposure draft released on 31 May 2023 and also includes images of proposed health warnings and health promotion inserts. These Regulations will support the... More
    Closed 8 January 2024
  • Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives

    The Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) has engaged KPMG to undertake an Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives. This includes considering the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP). This work is part of a broader effort to reform primary care funding arrangements. The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report made recommendations for reform of primary... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Advisory Committee Draft Report: Post Implementation Review of Telehealth MBS items

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of health professional services (items) that the Australian Government subsidises. MBS items provide patient benefits for a wide range of health services including consultations, diagnostic tests, therapy, and operations. When changes are made to MBS items, a review is undertaken approximately 24 months after to analyse and examine the performance of the changes. This is called a post implementation review. Post... More
    Closed 6 November 2023
  • Modernising My Health Record – Sharing pathology and diagnostic imaging reports by default and removing consumer access delays

    In February 2023 the Minister for Health and Aged Care released the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report . The report recommended that the government: Modernise My Health Record to significantly increase health information available to consumers and their health care professionals, including by requiring sharing by default for private and public practitioners and services, and make it easier for people and their health care teams to use at the point of care. ... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Draft National Consumer Engagement Strategy for Health and Wellbeing

    A NATIONAL CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING: This Strategy is designed to strengthen partnerships between health policy makers and the community, as set out in one of the immediate priorities for action under the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030. The purpose of this Strategy is to mobilise a person-centred prevention system by involving communities and consumers in preventive health policy design and implementation in order to enable and support a more... More
    Closed 4 September 2023
  • Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Legislation 2023

    We are analysing your feedback Visit this page again soon for the outcomes to this public consultation. Public Consultation on the Exposure Draft On 30 November 2022 the Hon. Mark Butler MP Minister for Health and Aged Care announced tobacco reforms. These reforms bring together current legislation and introduce new measures to reduce tobacco prevalence. The Australian Government is now consulting on the exposure draft legislation for these reforms. The... More
    Closed 14 July 2023
  • Development of the Fourth National Hepatitis B Strategy 2023-2030 and Sixth National Hepatitis C Strategy 2023-2030 - Public Consultation Online Survey

    Ensuring Australians can live free from the impact of hepatitis B and hepatitis C is a priority of the Australian Government. We are seeking your feedback on the draft Fourth National Hepatitis B Strategy 2023-2030 and the draft Sixth National Hepatitis C Strategy 2023-2030 (the Strategies). These Strategies are part of the new draft national Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) strategies that will build on the... More
    Closed 28 June 2023
  • National Dementia Action Plan – Public consultation

    We are seeking feedback to inform a National Dementia Action Plan. The National Dementia Action Plan is a joint initiative between the Australian Government and state and territory governments. It is a 10 year plan to put people living with dementia, their families, and carers at the centre of all action on dementia. The National Dementia Action Plan will provide a vision where Australians understand dementia – people living with dementia and their... More
    Closed 31 January 2023
  • Consultation on the revised PBS Post-market Review (PMR) Framework

    PBS Post-market Review Framework The Department of Health and Aged Care is inviting stakeholders to provide feedback on a revised draft of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Post-market Review (PMR) Framework. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to engage and provide feedback on the revised draft of the 2022 PMR Framework. The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders is highly valued and will contribute to the... More
    Closed 16 December 2022
  • National Health Literacy Strategy Framework Consultation

    The National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 outlines Australia’s overarching, long-term approach to prevention. The aim of the National Preventive Health Strategy is to create a sustainable prevention system for all Australians, with a particular focus on the wider determinants of health, reducing health inequity and addressing the increasing burden of disease. This will help all Australians live in good health and wellbeing for as long as possible. The... More
    Closed 9 November 2022
  • Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy (EFC) Review – Interim Report

    The EFC Program provides funding for chemotherapy and other medicines used for the treatment of cancer that are administered through infusion or injection at public or private hospitals. Not all cancer medicines are provided through the EFC Program; some may be subsidised through other sections of the broader Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The Australian Government is undertaking a review of the EFC Program to examine current EFC arrangements and the associated... More
    Closed 28 October 2022
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee - Genetic Counselling Working Group Draft Final Report

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of health professional services (items) that the Australian Government subsidises. MBS items provide patient benefits for a wide range of health services including consultations, diagnostic tests, therapy, and operations. In 2021, the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) Continuous Review was established to ensure the MBS continues to support high-quality care, remains flexible, and stays up to date. The MBS Continuous Review involves... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee - Surgical Assistant Working Group Draft Report

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of health professional services (items) that the Australian Government subsidises. MBS items provide patient benefits for a wide range of health services including consultations, diagnostic tests, therapy, and operations. In 2021, the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) Continuous Review was established to ensure the MBS continues to support high-quality care, remains flexible, and stays up to date. The MBS Continuous Review... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • "Ngayubah Gadan" Coming Together - Cairns Summit Feedback

    Thank you for attending the "Ngayubah Gadan" Coming Together Cairns Summit. Please provide your feedback on the summit through this survey. More
    Closed 31 July 2022
  • The Australian Cancer Plan 2023–2033

    Please visit our new engagement hub for the latest updates on the Australian Cancer Plan. 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 disease in all its forms. And governments, policy makers and industry groups are developing plans,... More
    Closed 4 March 2022
  • General practice data and electronic clinical decision support - Issues Paper consultation

    The Department of Health is undertaking a two-stage consultation process to inform thinking around primary health care data and the use of electronic clinical decision support systems in primary health care. The two topics have been combined into a single Issues Paper given the overlap in stakeholders and links between primary health care data and eCDS in the broader health care ecosystem. The combined process will enable stakeholders to consider and share their views regarding one or both... More
    Closed 18 February 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 introduce a cost recovered pathway for the following application types received, from commercial entities: codependent technologies (medical services and health technologies that... More
    Closed 18 February 2022
  • 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 Commission (NDIS Commission), the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC), the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) are working together to deliver on... More
    Closed 18 January 2022
  • 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 care settings to support General Practitioners, allied health professionals and referrers to determine a consistent and appropriate level of care for a person presenting for mental health assistance,... More
    Closed 14 December 2021
  • Consultation Draft - Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan

    Future focused primary health care: Australia’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022-2032 Consultation Draft - Survey The Consultation Draft of the Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan (the plan) draws on input from consultations with individuals and organisations across the country from late 2019 to mid-2021. The plan represents a high level response to the recommendations of the Primary Health Reform Steering Group (Steering Group) which has been... More
    Closed 9 November 2021
  • Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy

    Obesity is a complex condition 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 population) will be overweight or obese by 2030. Addressing overweight and obesity in Australia requires a multi-faceted, community wide approach delivered through a range of initiatives, sectors, and... More
    Closed 3 November 2021
  • Draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles and Summary

    The Department of Health is seeking input and feedback on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Health Guiding Principles (the Guiding Principles) and the associated Guiding Principles Summary Document. The Guiding Principles have been developed by the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group (Advisory Group) on Health Genomics. The Advisory Group consists of predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members with relevant expertise in genomics,... More
    Closed 27 October 2021
  • MRFF Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and Priorities consultation

    The Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy) is determined by the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB). The current Strategy covers the period 2016-2021, with the next Strategy (2021-2026) to be registered before 8 November 2021. The Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 (MRFF Act) requires AMRAB to undertake a consultation process before determining a Strategy. The Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities ... More
    Closed 11 October 2021
  • Potential new National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (nKPIs)

    The National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (nKPIs) collects information from organisations that are funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme to provide primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These organisations report in June and December each year on a set of 24 indicators, endorsed by the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council in 2011 and collected since 2012,... More
    Closed 29 July 2021
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