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 Discussion Paper on a Proposed Productivity Commission inquiry into the private health sector

Published
15 Feb 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
This RACP submission comments on current practicalities associated with financial transparency of out-of-pocket (OOP) medical expenses and the challenges associated with delivering greater transparency and informed financial disclosure in the specialist physician space.

RACP Pre-Budget Submission 2019-2020

Published
14 Feb 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP’s Pre-Budget Submission 2019-20 outlines key health funding commitments for consideration by the Australian Government ahead of the 2019 Federal Budget.

RACP Submission to the Public consultation on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women

Published
11 Feb 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
RACP submission to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s public consultation on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women which supports the recommendation to expand the time window for maternal pertussis vaccination.

RACP Submission to the consultation on NSW music festival safety guidelines

Published
01 Feb 2019
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
This RACP submission to NSW Health’s consultation on the Interim Music Festival Harm Reduction Guidelines is based on the College’s support for harm reduction strategies and its recent advocacy regarding pill testing at music festivals.

RACP submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission ‘s Review of termination of pregnancy laws in Queensland

Published
30 Jan 2019
Published in
Qld, Australia
Topic
Description
This RACP submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission ‘s Review of termination of pregnancy laws in Queensland reiterates the RACP’s support for uniform access to safe, legal, accessible and affordable abortion services with both medical and surgical options for women who do not choose to continue their pregnancy.

RACP Feedback: Ministry of Health’s Guidance for Best Practise Management in the National Bowel Screening Programme

Published
30 Jan 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP and the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology welcomed the invitation for feedback to raise our concerns regarding the increased demand for services due to the rise in bowel cancer awareness and the development of inequity across screening services delivered by the National Bowel Screening Programme and private facilities.

AFOEM submission to the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) on the proposed Expert Medical Advisory Panel

Published
22 Jan 2019
Topic
Description
This AFOEM submission outlines that the Faculty strongly supportive of the establishment of the proposed Expert Medical Advisory Panel to provide comprehensive, up-to-date and ongoing expert medical advice to support the regulatory framework being implemented by the Queensland Government to safeguard the health of miners and quarry workers. It also provides some additional suggestions to enhance the proposed model.

AFOEM submission to the Queensland Inquiry into the health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Published
22 Jan 2019
Published in
Qld, Australia
Topic
Occupational and environmental health
Description
AFOEM’s submission to this inquiry relates specifically to the Bill’s proposal “to amend the Public Health Act 2005 to establish the Notifiable Dust Lung Disease register and require prescribed medical practitioners to notify the chief executive of Queensland Health about cases of notifiable dust lung disease.” It outlines AFOEM’s support for this measure.

RACP 2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Position Statement

Published
21 Dec 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Indigenous health
Description
The RACP’s Position Statement sets out the College’s role in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, including our work within the College and our advocacy outside the College.

RACP Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia

Published
06 Dec 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Rehabilitation medicine
Description
Australian Parliament’s House Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport (the Committee) conducted an Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia in 2018. The College made a submission to this Inquiry, in close collaboration with the Australasian Sleep Association. The terms of reference included address of the potential and known causes, impacts and costs (economic and social) of inadequate sleep and sleep disorders on the community; access to services; education and training; and workforce issues. The College put forward eight recommendations.
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