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: End of Life Choice Bill 2017 (New Zealand)

Published
21 Feb 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Euthanasia
Description
This submission provides feedback on the End of Life Choice Bill 2017 and examines the impact that the introduction of the proposed scheme would have on physician practise, persons and their carers/whānau in New Zealand.

Prioritising Health: Tasmanian Election Statement 2018

Published
16 Feb 2018
Published in
Tas, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
This election statement has been developed by the Tasmanian Committee. It identifies priorities for the incoming state government.

RACP submission: Consultation on the Australian Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

Published
12 Feb 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This is the RACP’s submission commenting on the Australian government’s Consultation Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ submission to the Newcastle CBD Liquor Licence Conditions Review

Published
23 Jan 2018
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This is a short submission to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority advocating for the retention of current restrictions on alcohol trading hours in Newcastle.

RACP 2018-19 Pre-Budget Submission

Published
12 Jan 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP’s Pre-Budget Submission 2018-19 outlines key health funding commitments for consideration by the Australian Government ahead of the 2018 Federal Budget.

RACP RACGP RANZCP Presidents letter to the Immigration Minister and Health Ministers on Manus Island

Published
12 Dec 2017
Topic
Asylum seekers
Description
The RACP, RACGP and RANZCP have jointly written to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Health Ministers Greg Hunt, David Gillespie and Ken Wyatt, highlighting our concerns that asylum seekers on Manus Island are reportedly in poor health and unable to access the healthcare needed and calling for attention to a number of matters.

The regulatory framework for advertising therapeutic goods

Published
06 Dec 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Therapeutics
Description
This submission has been developed to provide advice to the TGA on the design of the new complaints handling process – that is, whether it should be performed by the TGA, another Commonwealth agency or outsourced to an external service provider.

RACP Submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote New South Wales

Published
01 Dec 2017
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This submission has been developed to provide the RACP’s expert input to inform the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote New South Wales. This submission contains information about the nature of drug and alcohol addiction and data on illicit drug use in Australia; the limited availability of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services for people living in regional, rural and remote NSW as well as key principles for the planning and delivery of effective evidence-based drug rehabilitation services.

Health and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Position Statement

Published
30 Nov 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Disability
Description
This position statement specifically addresses the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and its relevance for the health of people living with disabilities. The recommendations contained in this position statement are intended for a broad audience, including physicians and the broader health sector, the National Disability Insurance Agency, governments, disability service providers, and people living with disability and their families and carers.

RACP submission to Inquiry into Support for New Parents and Babies NSW

Published
30 Nov 2017
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Child health
Description
The College has made a submission to the Inquiry into Support for New Parents and Babies in New South Wales, addressing the services and structures needed for new parents in NSW, especially those who need extra support, to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their babies.
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