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  • 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
    Closed 20 April 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
    Closed 1 April 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
    Closed 24 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 11 March 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
    Closed 10 March 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
    Closed 4 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 4 March 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
    Closed 4 March 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
    Closed 2 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 28 February 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... 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... 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... More
    Closed 18 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
    Closed 18 January 2022
  • 2021 CHSP Specialised Support Services (SSS) Survey

    Overview The Department of Health is working with Specialised Support Services (SSS) providers to ensure that this service type is still achieving the best outcomes for clients and carers, and to align these vital services to the new Support at Home Program, due to begin 1... More
    Closed 22 December 2021
  • The draft National Strategy for Radiation Safety

    Background Australia has a long history of successfully managing the use of radiation technologies. There are well established safety standards in Australia to protect the community and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation. A... More
    Closed 21 December 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
    Closed 20 December 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
    Closed 17 December 2021
  • 2021 Survey for CHSP ACH Providers

    New face-to-face supports to assist people to navigate and access aged care were announced in the 2021-22 Budget under the Connecting senior Australians to aged care services measure. These will complement the existing My Aged Care website and phone line and will include a My Aged Care... More
    Closed 15 December 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
    Closed 14 December 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
    Closed 10 December 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
    Closed 10 December 2021
  • Improving choice in residential aged care

    The Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety outlines a plan to improve choice in residential aged care. A new residential aged care system is being designed to assign places directly to senior Australians. This change marks the end of... More
    Closed 21 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
    Closed 17 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
    Closed 17 November 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... More
    Closed 9 November 2021
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National... More
    Closed 6 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... More
    Closed 3 November 2021
  • Remote Aged Care Infrastructure Review

    The Department of Health is administering a Remote Aged Care Infrastructure Review for residential and home care providers with a central building where onsite services are delivered to aged care clients. The intention of the review is to identify current infrastructure to improve service... More
    Closed 2 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... More
    Closed 27 October 2021
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