Responses to Government inquiries

When a parliamentary committee completes an inquiry it tables a report in parliament. Where the inquiry is relevant to the Department of Health and Aged Care, we respond to these reports and state what we intend to do. We list these responses here.

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Publication date Title
5 November 2020 My Health Record system – response to the final report
16 October 2020 Government Response to the Review of the Transition Care Programme (TCP)
13 October 2020 Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors
12 August 2020 Witness statement of Dr Brendan Murphy to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
24 June 2020 Effectiveness of the aged care quality assessment and accreditation framework
10 March 2020 Inquiry into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia
4 March 2020 Regulations restricting the use of restraints in residential aged care services
24 October 2019 Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities
4 July 2019 Stillbirth research and education
1 April 2019 Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia
12 February 2019 Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport
1 January 2019 The science of mitochondrial donation and related matters
3 December 2018 Value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket costs
1 November 2018 Red tape – effect of red tape on health services
1 November 2018 Funding for research into cancers with low survival rates
1 October 2018 The number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters
1 August 2018 Complaints mechanism administered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law
1 August 2018 Diseases have no borders – report on the inquiry into health issues across international borders
1 August 2018 Still waiting to be heard…Report on the inquiry into the hearing health and wellbeing of Australia
2 July 2018 Australian Hearing – too important to privatise
1 June 2018 Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and Accreditation Framework
1 June 2018 Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce
20 March 2018 Australian Government response to the Senate inquiry into the supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Medicines to Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services
1 December 2017 Senate Select Committee on Health first interim report
1 December 2017 The prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia
1 December 2017 Thinking Ahead – Report on the Inquiry into Dementia: Early Diagnosis and Intervention
1 December 2017 Care and Management of Australians Living with Dementia
1 November 2017 Availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia
1 October 2017 Medical complaints process in Australia
1 October 2017 Establishment of a national registration system for Australian paramedics to improve and ensure patient and community safety
1 September 2017 Pricing regulation associated with the Prostheses List framework
1 August 2017 Inquiry into beef imports into Australia
1 August 2017 The possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the government's decision to relax import restrictions on beef (2010)
22 June 2017 National External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program – impact evaluation report
25 May 2017 Governments’ Statement on the Analysis of the Australian Eye and Tissue Sector
1 May 2017 Skin cancer in Australia – our national cancer
1 March 2017 Review of the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation
1 November 2016 The silent disease – inquiry into hepatitis C in Australia
1 November 2016 Practice of sports science in Australia
1 November 2016 Inquiry into an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme-like illness
6 May 2016 Palliative care in Australia
1 May 2016 Review of medicines and medical devices regulation
7 December 2015 Taking action to combat ice
1 December 2015 Review of mental health programmes and services
1 June 2015 Residential and Community Aged Care in Australia
1 November 2014 Discussion paper on the late effects of polio/post-polio syndrome
1 May 2014 Living with the pain of adhesive arachnoiditis
1 May 2014 Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee report: Annual reports (No.2 of 2012)
1 July 2013 Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants
1 June 2013 Early intervention programs aimed at reducing youth suicide