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  • Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements - Developing a Government Response

    The Government welcomes the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (the Review) – the most comprehensive analysis of Australia’s sports integrity arrangements ever undertaken. The Review found that Australia is a world leader in the sports integrity field, and has an... More
    Opened 1 August 2018
  • Healthy Food Partnership Voluntary Food Reformulation Targets - Public Consultation

    ATTENTION: Errors have been identified on pages 39 and 48 of the ‘Rationale Document’ and within the consultation questions. The proposed target for the Crumbed and Battered Proteins subcategory 1: Meat and poultry , was erroneously listed as 710mg/100g, rather than the ... More
    Opened 16 July 2018
  • Public Consultation: Labelling of sugars on packaged foods & drinks

    Purpose This consultation has been prepared by the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) at the request of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) to support consideration of regulatory and non-regulatory options for labelling of sugars... More
    Opened 11 July 2018
  • Medical Research Future Fund consultation to inform the second Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020

    Consistent with the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 (the Act), the independent Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) is conducting a national consultation to inform the development of the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Medical Research and... More
    Opened 29 June 2018
  • GMP Forum 2018 - Survey

    TGA Conference Evaluation online form 2018 GMP Forum 26 June 2018 More
    Opened 28 June 2018
  • Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond

    Breastfeeding provides babies with the best start in life and is a key contributor to infant and maternal health. Australia’s infant feeding guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding of infants to around six months of age when solid foods are introduced and continued breastfeeding until the... More
    Opened 21 May 2018
  • Development of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis

    Online Consultation on the Development of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis NOTE: the DRAFT National Action Plan for Endometriosis is attached below the survey link. Endometriosis is a common, yet commonly under-recognised chronic disease. It is estimated that more than... More
    Opened 11 May 2018
  • National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services

    The 2010-2015 National Maternity Services Plan (the Plan), developed under Commonwealth leadership, concluded on 30 June 2016. The Plan was endorsed by State, Territory and Commonwealth governments for the five year period 2010-2015. In September 2017 the Australian Health Ministers Advisory... More
    Opened 2 May 2018
  • Proposed changes to the meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B disease chapters

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation... More
    Opened 6 April 2018
  • Review of National Gene Technology Scheme - Phase 3 Consultation - Online Submissions

    Phase 3 consultation has now closed. In recognising the importance of thorough consultation to inform this Review, consultation has been organised in three key phases: Phase 1: identifying key issues for consideration (completed) Phase 2: collaboratively exploring policy solutions... More
    Opened 28 March 2018
  • Aged Care Workforce Strategy

    The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce (the Taskforce) welcomes your input to the development of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy (the Strategy). The Taskforce was formed on 1 November 2017, and is due to report to the Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP by 30 June 2018. It is... More
    Opened 8 February 2018
  • National Cervical Screening Program - Primary Health Network Feedback Form

    The Department of Health is seeking feedback from PHN staff on the effectiveness of communication and awareness activities relating to the National Cervical Screening Program and National Cancer Screening Register in order to identify ongoing opportunities for improvement. We look... More
    Opened 1 February 2018
  • Implementation Plan for the National Health Genomics Policy Framework

    Introduction The Commonwealth Department of Health (the Department) is seeking feedback on the draft Implementation Plan for the National Health Genomics Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework was developed by the Commonwealth and states and territories under Australian Health... More
    Opened 3 December 2017
  • Specialist Dementia Care Units

    In 2016, the Australian Government announced it would establish Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs) to support people who experience very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The Government committed to establish at least one SDCU in each of the 31 Primary Health... More
    Opened 27 November 2017
  • Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Purpose We are seeking information on domestic and international initiatives that align with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our population, to inform the health related aspects of Australia’s Voluntary National... More
    Opened 23 November 2017
  • Review of National Gene Technology Scheme - Online Submissions

    Phase 2 Consultation is now closed. More
    Opened 6 November 2017
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the HPV vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical... More
    Opened 30 October 2017
  • Review of the National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF)

    Background The National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) was implemented in My Aged Care in 2015 to support the collection of information during: Screening (conducted over-the-phone by the My Aged Care contact centre) Home Support Assessment (conducted face-to-face by the... More
    Opened 16 October 2017
  • A framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system data

    The Australian Government engaged HealthConsult Pty Ltd to consult with the community and assist with the development of a Framework that will govern the secondary uses of My Health Record system data. Everyone was invited to participate in this consultation process. The Framework to... More
    Opened 5 October 2017
  • Redesign of dementia consumer supports

    In January 2016, the Australian Government announced it would work with stakeholders to develop an improved range of consumer support programs to help care for those living with dementia across the life-cycle of the disease and improve consistency of support to them and their carers. The... More
    Opened 4 October 2017
  • Proposed changes to the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule recommendations

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule recommendations, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its... More
    Opened 1 September 2017
  • Public consultation on funding for private patients in public hospitals paper

    The Australian Government has released a paper, Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals, for public consultation. Interested parties are invited to make a written submission by email to:... More
    Opened 19 August 2017
  • Open Consultation for the Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme

    The first stage of consultation closed on 29 September 2017. The Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology (the Forum) thanks all that have provided submissions. The Forum, also known as the LGFGT, is responsible for overseeing and governing the operation of the Scheme. The... More
    Opened 25 July 2017
  • Future reform – an integrated care at home program to support older Australians

    The care at home system is moving towards a more consumer-driven, market-based and nationally consistent system. Important reforms in home care were introduced in February 2017 to give consumers more choice in selecting a home care provider. There is now also a nationally consistent process... More
    Opened 13 July 2017
  • Pharmacy Review - Responses to the Interim Report

    The Interim Report presents the findings and options for reform arising from the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation. The issues in this report are complex, with the potential to impact significantly on community pharmacy. For this reason, the Review Panel invites you to provide any... More
    Opened 22 June 2017
  • Pharmacy Review - Submissions to the Interim Report

    Submit your response to the Interim Report The Panel for the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation welcomes feedback on the reform options presented in its Interim Report. The issues contained in the Interim Report are complex, with the potential to impact significantly on... More
    Opened 22 June 2017
  • Obtaining Consumer Comments on Submission for Subsidisation of FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System

    The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) was established in 1987 to provide subsidised access to products and services required for self-management of diabetes. The Scheme currently provides subsidised syringes and needles, blood glucose test strips, urine ketone test strips and insulin... More
    Opened 20 June 2017
  • Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes - Public Submissions

    The Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of Commonwealth aged care quality regulatory processes (the Review). The Review was announced in response to the Oakden Report (attached below) which detailed failures in the quality of care delivered at the Oakden Older Persons... More
    Opened 19 June 2017
  • Public submissions to the five year review of the Health Star Rating system

    Introduction The Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee (HSRAC), responsible for overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HSR system, is undertaking a five year review of the HSR system. The HSR system is a front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) scheme intended to assist... More
    Opened 8 June 2017
  • Antenatal Care Guidelines Review

    This consultation is seeking feedback as part of a review of selected topics under the Antenatal Care Guidelines. Antenatal Care Guidelines In November 2010 all Health Ministers agreed to the National Maternity Services Plan which included the development of national evidence-based... More
    Opened 26 May 2017
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