Policy and Advocacy Library

The Policy and Advocacy Library is the culmination of the collaborative work of RACP ​members and comprises a comprehensive range of evidence-based, published RACP position statements, policies and submissions.

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RACP submission to the Health Select Committee – New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill

Published
02 Apr 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Disability
Description
The RACP strongly supports the Bill and its intention to ensure that resident family members have security of income, and the restoration of their rights through the Human Rights Commission.

RACP submission to the Health Select Committee - Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill

Published
01 Apr 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
e-cigarettes
Description
The RACP supports much of what the Bill intends to accomplish, however we believe there are a number of areas in which the Bill could be strengthened, in particular, through risk proportionate regulation, proper regulations governing online access and in advertising.

RACP submission on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Published
25 Mar 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP welcomes the changes proposed in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, and believes they make a welcome first step towards rebalancing the relationship between tenant and landlord.

RACP letter to the Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for Health: Gender dysphoria in children and adolescents

Published
06 Mar 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health
Description
Associate Professor Mark Lane responds to the Hon. Greg Hunt's request for advice on the care and treatment of children and adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria.

RACP Submission to NHMRC Consultation on Draft Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol

Published
21 Feb 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This RACP Submission to NHMRC Consultation on Draft Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol focuses on the revision of the guidelines , including in its key policy statement, the Alcohol Policy 2016.

RACP submission to the Council of Attorneys General Working Group reviewing the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Published
14 Feb 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health
Description
This RACP submission to the Council of Attorneys General Working Group reviewing the Age of Criminal Responsibility focuses on children aged 10 to 13 years old in the youth justice system that are physically and neurodevelopmentally vulnerable.

RACP submission to the Environment Select Committee – Urban Development Bill

Published
14 Feb 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Indigenous health
Description
The RACP strongly supports action to improve the availability of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand, however we have significant concerns over the impact this Bill may have on Māori interests.

Submission to draft report into the Productivity Commissions inquiry into the social and economic benefits of improving mental health

Published
13 Feb 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Mental health
Description
This RACP submission is in response to the November 2019 draft report into the Productivity Commissions inquiry into the social and economic benefits of improving mental health

RACP Submission to the Religious Freedom Bill

Published
31 Jan 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Ethics
Description
This RACP submission to the Second Exposure Draft of the Religious Freedom Bill outlines the RACP’s opposition to the proposed Bill due to concerns over its potential negative impacts on patients’ health and wellbeing and patient access to safe and high-quality care.

RACP submission to the Ministry of Health – Proposed changes to paracetamol warning and advisory statements

Published
29 Jan 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Therapeutics
Description
The RACP strongly supports proposed changes to paracetamol warning and advisory statements.
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