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 on private patients in public hospitals

Published
21 Sep 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Hospital funding
Description
This RACP submission comments on the Australian government’s paper on ‘Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals'.

Submission to the South Australian Public Health (Immunisation and Childhood Care Services) Amendment Bill 2017

Published
28 Aug 2017
Published in
SA, Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
In this submission the RACP comments on the proposed South Australian Public Health (Immunisation and Childhood Care Services) Amendment Bill 2017.

Submission to the Inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS ECE Approach

Published
23 Aug 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Disability
Description
The RACP is supportive of the NDIS and its Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach. In this submission, we outline our concerns regarding some aspects of the ECEI approach including how it responds to more complex health and support needs of children living with disability and their families.

Climate Change and Health breakfast lecture

Published
17 Aug 2017
Topic
Description
In August 2017 the RACP hosted a breakfast event on climate change and human health, facilitated by Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine President Professor Lynne Madden, with guest speakers Dr Nick Watts, Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown, and Professor Tony Capon, inaugural Professor of Planetary Health at the University of Sydney.

RACP Submission to the Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee’s five year review of the Health Star Rating System

Published
04 Aug 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission has been developed in response to the Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee’s five year review of the HSR System. It outlines that whilst we believe the HSR System has the potential to be an effective mechanism to encourage consumers to choose healthier options, to date, its effectiveness has been hindered by irregularities in ratings causing confusion amongst consumers and health professionals.

Tags: obesity | nutrition

RACP submission Senate Inquiry Welfare Reform Bill

Published
04 Aug 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
This submission has been developed in response to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017. It focuses on the measures proposed under schedules 12, 13 and 14, which will directly impact the health of welfare recipients with drug or alcohol use and addiction issues.

RACP submission to Senate Inquiry on PHI and OOP

Published
25 Jul 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Access to healthcare
Description
This is the RACP submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs’ inquiry into the value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket (OOP) medical costs

RACP submission to PC Human Services Reform

Published
24 Jul 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health care reform
Description
In this submission the RACP comments on the Productivity Commission Draft Report on Reforms to Human Services, focusing on its recommendations on referral choice reforms, public performance reporting of hospitals and specialists, human services in remote Indigenous communities and end of life care.

Submission to OPCAT in Australia consultation

Published
17 Jul 2017
Published in
Australia
Topic
Asylum seekers
Description
This submission was made to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) as part of their civil society consultation on Australia’s implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).

RACP Submission: Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 [NSW]

Published
14 Jul 2017
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
End of life care
Description
This Submission was developed to provide feedback on the NSW Draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 and highlights practice level implications for physicians. The Submission should not be taken to mean the College supports the intention of this Bill.
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