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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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.
Child health and young adult medicine
The RACP strongly supports the Ministry of Health providing a clear directive as to the need for national consistency in the implementation of the SNOMED-CT subsets.
In 2012, in New South Wales, amendments relating to organ and tissue donation were made to the Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW) including the need for review of the Act after 5 years to determine whether the amendments have been effective in increasing donation in NSW.
This submission presents the RACP’s feedback on the NSW Health’s discussion paper Statutory Review of the Human Tissue Act to inform this process.
The RACP provided a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The submission outlined the RACP’s support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and provided the joint Statement of Support for the Uluru statement, developed by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and signed by the RACP
The RACP supports the intention of the Bill which is in line with the RACP's 'Make It the Norm' campaign which advocates for health equity through the social determinants of health.
The RACP supports a land transport system for New Zealand which is equitable, safe, accessible and environmentally sustainable.
The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) in New Zealand has collated the perspective of several Member Colleges of CMC to address the selective changes proposed and issues covered in previous reviews.
This RACP submission to the Senate Inquiry into the management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases has been led by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Policy & Advocacy Committee. It focuses on the following key issues:
• Health advice and risk communication including conveying the importance of the exposure-response relationship to the public
• Communication and coordination between agencies of the Commonwealth and other jurisdictions
• Exposure and contamination monitoring
• The precautionary principle
This submission was developed to provide RACP’s views to the Food Regulation on its targeted consultation on pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages.
In this submission, the RACP reports to the National Children’s Commissioner on Australia’s progress implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It focuses on highlighting insufficient progress for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; refugee children seeking asylum in Australia; children in out of home care; children living with disability and children in the juvenile justice system.