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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Healthy People, Healthy Lives: RACP Pre-budget Submission 2017-18

Published
21 Dec 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
The RACP’s Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18 outlines key health funding commitments for consideration by the Australian Government ahead of the 2017 Federal Budget.

Health in All Policies Position Statement

Published
21 Dec 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public Health
Description
All government policies can play a part in promoting good health by recognising and responding to the social determinants of health (SDoH). Education, transport, housing, environmental policy and more can influence the health of individuals and populations. Recognising the need for a joined-up approach to addressing the SDoH, the RACP has developed a Health in All Policies (HiAP) Position Statement.

RACP Submission on Euthanasia to the Health Select Committee

Published
07 Dec 2016
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Euthanasia
Description
The RACP submission on the End of Life Choice Bill. This bill gives people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisting dying.

Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare Position Statement

Published
11 Nov 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
This document is the second in a series of three evidence-based position statements by the RACP on climate change and health. The position statement outlines the benefits of environmentally sustainable healthcare and provides recommendations to transition to an environmentally sustainable healthcare system.

Climate Change and Health Position Statement

Published
11 Nov 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
This document is the first in a series of three evidence-based position statements by the RACP on climate change and health. The position statement provides an overview of the RACP’s stance on the health impacts of climate change and recommendations for action to reduce these.

Health Benefits of Mitigating Climate Change Position Statement

Published
11 Nov 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
This document is the third in a series of three evidence-based position statements by the RACP on climate change and health. The position statement outlines actions and strategies to mitigate the negative health impacts of climate change and details the associated health benefits of doing so.

RACP Submission to Senate inquiry into serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Published
09 Nov 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Asylum Seekers
Description
This submission outlines the College’s position on the role of an independent children’s advocate for children in immigration detention and responds to changes to the Australian Border Force Act. This submission should be read in conjunction with the College’s previous submission to the Senate inquiry into conditions and treatment of asylum seekers and refugees at the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

RACP submission to the Review of the Guardianship Act 1987 - Question 1 Preconditions for alternative decision-making arrangements

Published
13 Oct 2016
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Palliative medicine
Description
This submission has been developed in response to the first consultation package of the review of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW). The first consultation package concerns Preconditions for alternative decision-making arrangements.

RACP - The role of paediatricians in the provision of mental health services to children and young people

Published
12 Oct 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Mental health
Description
The role of paediatricians in the provision of mental health services to children and young people position statement was developed by a working group of the Paediatrics and Child Health Division. The Position Statement highlights the role paediatricians play in combatting the significant mental health burden carried by Australia and New Zealand’s children and young people. It also emphasises the importance of paediatricians working with other mental health professionals, such as child and adolescent psychiatrists, to improve strategic planning of mental health services.

Submission to the Ministry of Health on the Regulation of e-Cigarettes in NZ

Published
01 Sep 2016
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Public Health
Description
This submission outlines the College’s position on the policy options for the regulation of Electronic Cigarettes.
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