Listing of Departmental and Portfolio Agency Consultations

This section of the website lists current and recently past consultations held by the Department of Health and portfolio agencies.

Page last updated: 09 November 2012

Current consultations

Current consultations can be viewed at the Department of Health consultation hub.


Closed consultations

Financing and Coordination of the Global Health Research and Development

Consultation opened: 30 Aug 2012
Consultation closes: 28 Sep 2012
Responsible Area: WHO CEWG National Consultation

The Department of Health and Ageing is inviting public submissions as part of a national consultation process on the Final Report of World Health Organization (WHO)’s Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination.

Health Workforce Fund - Discussion Paper on Development of Fund Guidelines - September 2011

Consultation opened: 19 Sep 2011
Consultation closes: 31 Oct 2011
Responsible Area: Health Workforce Division

The intent of this consultation process is to provide information on the Health Workforce Fund (HWF) and to seek stakeholder comments and input to contribute to the development of Fund Guidelines, with a particular focus on the proposed HWF objectives and priorities.

Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants Fund

Consultation opened: 26 Aug 2011
Consultation closes: 08 Sep 2011
Responsible Area: Ageing and Aged Care Division

Stakeholders interested in the Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants Fund are encouraged to contribute to the development of Fund Guidelines, with a particular focus on the objectives and priority funding areas.

Discussion paper on the Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund guidelines

Consultation opened: 25 Aug 2011
Consultation closes: 12 Sep 2011
Responsible Area: Mental Health and Drug Treatment Division

The department is interested in receiving feedback about the clarity of the Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund objectives and priorities.

Rural Health Outreach Fund

Consultation opened: 23 Aug 2011
Consultation closes: 09 Sep 2011
Responsible Area: Primary and Ambulatory Care Division

The Rural Health Outreach Fund consolidates the activities of five existing programs, and will provide a larger, flexible funding pool for initiatives aimed at improving access to medical specialists, GPs, allied and other health providers in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

PCEHR System: Legislation Issues Paper

Consultation opened: 06 Jul 2011
Consultation closes: 11 Aug 2011
Responsible Area: Regulatory Policy and Governance Division (RPGD)

The PCEHR System: Legislation Issues Paper outlines the proposed legislative framework to support the establishment and implementation of a national personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system.

PCEHR Concept of Operations Consultation

Consultation opened: 12 Apr 2011
Consultation closes: 07 Jun 2011
Responsible Area:

The Minister for Health and Ageing is inviting submissions on the Draft Concept of Operations – Relating to the introduction of a PCEHR system.

Public consultation on plain packaging of tobacco products

Consultation opened: 07 Apr 2011
Consultation closes: 06 Jun 2011
Responsible Area: Drug Strategy Branch

Interested parties and individuals are invited to provide written submissions commenting on the exposure draft Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 and related Consultation Paper, including the proposed plain packaging design.

These submissions must be received by the Department of Health and Ageing by 5.00pm, 6 June 2011.

Have your say about the proposed Aged Care Complaints Management Framework

Consultation opened: 08 Feb 2011
Consultation closes: 22 Mar 2011
Responsible Area: Aged Care

The Department of Health and Ageing would like to hear from aged care consumers, providers, professional bodies and other stakeholders about proposed reforms to the Aged Care Complaint Scheme’s complaints management framework.

Submissions are now closed

Reviews of existing MBS items

Consultation opened: 01 Jan 2011
Consultation closed: 21 Oct 2012
Responsible Area: Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS)

The Department invites stakeholders and members of the public to nominate MBS subsidised medical services for review under the MBS Quality framework.

Invitation to influence the direction of aged care reform

Consultation opened: 04 Nov 2010
Consultation closes: 31 Jan 2011
Responsible Area: Aged Care

You are invited to have your say in the development of a new ‘front end’ for aged care including the aged component of Home and Community Care. This initiative will assist older Australians, carers, and their families to more easily access information, assessment and links to aged care services.

Past consultations

Past consultations 2011
Past consultations 2009-10


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