Government responses to enquiries

All responses to committee reports that relate to the portfolio of Health and are tabled in Parliament are listed here.

Page last updated: 02 December 2014

November 2014

Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing report: Discussion paper on the late effects of polio/ post-polio syndrome

June 2014

Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing report: Living with the pain of adhesive arachnoiditis

May 2014

Australian Government response to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee report: Annual reports (No.2 of 2012)

July 2013

Australian Government Response to Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report on The role of the Therapeutic Goods Administration regarding medical devices, particularly Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants, July 2013
Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants

May 2013

Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing report
Weighing it up: Obesity in Australia

September 2012

Australian Government response to recommendations from the Inquiry into Commonwealth Funding and Administration of Mental Health Services report
Letter to Senator Rachel Siewert, Committee Chair

Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report on The Social and Economic Impact of Rural Wind Farms
Government Response to the recommendations of the Report on The Social and Economic Impact of Rural Wind Farms

Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report on The Regulatory Standards for the Approval of Medical Devices in Australia
Government Response to the recommendations of the Report on The Regulatory Standards for the Approval of Medical Devices in Australia

July 2012

Response to the Recommendations of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee Report on the Government’s Administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Government Response to the recommendations of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee

29 February 2012

Australian Government Response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing Roundtable Forum on Burns Prevention – July 2010

Government Response to the recommendations of the House of Representatives Standing Committee

22 February 2012

Response to the Recommendations of the Community Affairs References Committee Report On Consumer Access to Pharmaceutical Benefits
Government response to the recommendations of the Community Affairs References Committee

25 August 2011

Government response to the 2008 Senate Community Affairs Committee's inquiry into mental health services
Letter to Senator Claire Moore, Committee Chair

The Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration made 31 recommendations. The Australian Government response to specific recommendations is provided in this publication.

November 2010

Commonwealth response to The Hidden Toll: Suicide in Australia
This report outlines the Australian Government's plan for suicide prevention in Australia.

National HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Strategies
The Australian Government Response to the 2002 Reviews of the National HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Strategies evaluated two of the key public health strategies in Australia and the 2002 Reviews of the National HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Strategies addresses the recommendations of the Reviews and outlines Government policy in relation to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and related issues.

March 2001

Indigenous health: 'Health is life'
Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs inquiry into the health status of Indigenous Australians. The Government responds to each of the 36 recommendations made by the inquiry's 'Health is Life' report.

This document constitutes a joint response to the JETACAR report by the Australian Goverment Departments of Health and Aged Care and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia.

31 March 1998

Senate Committee Report on the CJD Settlement Offer
Government response to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee's Report on the CJD Settlement Offer was tabled in the Senate this afternoon by Senator Herron, the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Family Services.