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 Australian Department of the Environment and Energy – Review of Australia’s Climate Change Policies

Published
01 May 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
The purpose of this submission is to contribute the RACP’s expertise in the area of climate change and health to the Australian Government’s review of its climate change policies. It focuses on the important measures the Australian Government needs to incorporate in its climate change policies to ensure the health impacts of climate change are adequately addressed.

Victorian Parliament Inquiry into the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017

Published
12 Apr 2017
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
RACP Submission to the Victorian Parliament Inquiry into the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017

Victorian Parliament Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee Inquiry into Drug Law Reform

Published
31 Mar 2017
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
RACP Submission to the Victorian Parliament Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee Inquiry into Drug Law Reform.

RACP submission to the joint committee inquiry into the provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition

Published
28 Feb 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission has been developed in response to the call for submissions from the joint committee inquiry into the provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.

RACP submission to the PHARMAC on the Proposal to amend listings in the National Immunisation Schedule

Published
15 Feb 2017
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
This submission outlines the RACP’s feedback to PHARMAC on the proposed changes to amend listings in the National Immunisation Schedule.

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.

Recommendations to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Principal Committee (MHDAPC) on the draft 5th Mental Health Plan

Published
01 Dec 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Mental health
Description
This submission provides RACP’s views and positions on the questions and priorities outlined in the consultation request and the draft 5th National Mental Health Plan itself. It also provides recommendations for the draft 5th Plan’s improvement.

IHPA Submission 2017-18

Published
31 Oct 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Safety and quality
Description
This submission to the IHPA Consultation Paper on the 2017/18 Pricing Framework focuses on pricing and funding models for encouraging healthcare safety and quality.

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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