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 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.

RACP written submission to Strategic Directions for Australian Maternity Services (consultation paper 2)

Published
30 Nov 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
This RACP submission provides the College’s feedback on the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) second consultation paper titled Strategic Directions for Australian Maternity Services released in November 2018. The intent of this consultation paper is to outline how the Government will develop a national strategic approach for appropriate and comprehensive maternity services of Australian women who are pregnant. The RACP also made a submission to an earlier version of this consultation paper in June 2018.

Prioritising Health: 2018 Victorian Election Statement

Published
22 Nov 2018
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP’s Victorian Committee has identified a number of policy priorities for the incoming government, accompanied by recommendations for action, and urges the incoming government to adopt strong policies which put the health of Victorians first, in line with the recommendations contained in this document.

RACP Voluntary Assisted Dying Statement November 2018

Published
05 Nov 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Euthanasia
Description
The statement is offered as guidance to physicians and policymakers on the issues associated with voluntary assisted dying.

RACP Submission on Consultation Draft of the Reform Agenda for Alcohol and Drug Services in Tasmania

Published
26 Oct 2018
Published in
Tas, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
The RACP submission offers general support for the strategic focus on integrated care and prevention and calls for further investment in the Alcohol and Drug sector in Tasmania.

RACP submission to National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services consultation

Published
26 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
In this submission the RACP outlines important measures and improvements for a national strategic approach to appropriate and comprehensive maternity services in Australia.

RACP Submission: Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education

Published
26 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
Stillbirth is a tragic complication of pregnancy which often remains poorly understood within the health profession and the wider community. In this submission the RACP outlines important measures to help minimise stillbirths, as well as better manage those that occur.

RACP Submission on the draft guide for the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018

Published
05 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Therapeutics
Description
This submission was developed to provide feedback on the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s draft guidance document for the new Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 (2018 Code). It outlines support for the 2018 Code, and provides feedback on the guidance document, outlined within.

RACP Submission to Inquiry into the My Health Record system

Published
04 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Digital Health
Description
RACP submission to the Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into the My Health Record (MHR) system.

RACP submission to the next iteration of the National Tobacco Strategy

Published
30 Aug 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission is provided to the Commonwealth Department of Health’s consultation to inform the development of the next iteration of the National tobacco strategy, which expires at the end of 2018.
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