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  • Advertising Therapeutic Goods in 2019: The Code basics - Melbourne

    If you are promoting therapeutic goods (including medicines and medical devices) to the public, you must comply with the Advertising Code. The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 commences on 1 January 2019, replacing the 2015 Advertising Code. If you are advertising therapeutic goods,... More
    Opened 25 October 2018
  • Pregnancy Care Guidelines Review

    This consultation is seeking feedback as part of a review of selected topics under the Pregnancy Care Guidelines. The topics included in this consultation are: Cervical length measurement to predict preterm birth Syphilis Chlamydia ... More
    Opened 16 October 2018
  • Health Star Rating (HSR) system - five year review

    Correction Please note that question 4.1.B (Sodium: preferred option) should read: ‘Decrease the maximum sodium levels used to determine baseline points for sodium to better reflect the range of sodium levels in the food supply’ as outlined on page 37 of the... More
    Opened 12 October 2018
  • Establishing a National Women's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030

    On 2 March 2018, Minister Hunt announced at the National Women’s Health Summit in Sydney, the commencement of a process to establish a national women’s health strategy for 2020 to 2030. The Strategy will take into account changes in the policy environment, identification of gaps and... More
    Opened 10 October 2018
  • Establishing a National Men's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030

    Australian males generally enjoy better health and a longer life expectancy than males in most other countries in the world. Yet, on average, Australian males have a shorter life expectancy than Australian females, and some population groups of males, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait... More
    Opened 10 October 2018
  • Consultation to develop the detailed Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    On Sunday 16 September Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Government's decision to ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. The Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in residential and home aged care to... More
    Opened 17 September 2018
  • National Cervical Screening Program - Primary Health Network Feedback Form

    The Department of Health is seeking feedback from PHN staff on the effectiveness of these teleconferences relating to the National Cervical Screening Program and National Cancer Screening Register in order to identify ongoing opportunities for improvement. PHN teleconferences are held... More
    Opened 11 September 2018
  • The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights

    The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights Consultation Paper outlines the basis for developing a single Charter of Aged Care Rights and how the draft Charter has been developed to date. As noted in the Paper, the draft Charter is aimed at stimulating feedback from this consultation. Changes to the... More
    Opened 5 September 2018
  • National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services Consultation round 2

    The development of the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services (NSAMS) has commenced round 2 of consultation. The consultation involves face to face workshops, an online survey and opportunity to submit written responses. In addition there will also be a series of webinars to... More
    Opened 3 September 2018
  • Review and renewal of the Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy

    The Office for Sport co-administers the Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy 2015-18 (the Strategy) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Strategy is due to expire at the end of 2018. The Office for Sport is seeking submissions to inform the review and... More
    Opened 2 August 2018
  • 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
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