Committees and groups
Our committees and groups provide a way for people and organisations to help us develop policies and provide advice on specific issues.
The General Practice Training Advisory Committee (GPTAC) provides advice to the Australian Government on how to maintain and improve outcomes of GP training. This ensures the registrar workforce is well distributed to deliver primary health care to all Australians.
The Expert Advisory Committee supports the development and implementation of the Genomics Health Futures Mission, a research program that will invest $500 million over 10 years.
The HCEF is an intergovernmental forum for joint decision-making and strategic policy discussions that helps to efficiently deliver health services in Australia. It is made up of the health department chief executive officer from each state and territory and the Australian Government.
The Health Ministers Meeting (HMM) works to progress health issues of national importance which require cross-border collaboration. It is made up of the health ministers of each state and territory government, along with the Australian Government Minister for Health.
The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Consumer Consultative Committee provides strategic advice and support to us and to the principal HTA committees. Acting as an advisory group, it brings consumer views into HTA processes and relevant matters.
Several working groups are developing Healthy Food Partnership activities to improve the diet of Australians. The Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group oversees and monitors their work.
This working group is developing a best-practice guide that will provide guidance and support to the food industry to promote and provide healthier serving sizes. This is part of the Healthy Food Partnership.
The Reformulation Working Group, which has now ceased, set the priorities for the Food Reformulation Program. This was part of the Healthy Food Partnership, which brings governments, the public health sector and the food industry together to improve the diet of Australians
The Executive Committee oversees the activities of 4 Healthy Food Partnership Program working groups and all program activities. Read more about the committee’s work.
This group keeps the states and territories informed about activities of the Healthy Food Partnership. Read more about the group’s role.
This panel conducted an independent review of the Hearing Services Program from August 2020 to August 2021. It consulted with hearing care providers as well as people who are hard of hearing, aiming to optimise hearing outcomes for clients.
The Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) was established in September 2016. It works with the Australian Government to review, assess and guide action under the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.
The Indigenous Health Research Fund Expert Advisory Panel advises the government on the research priorities for this fund, which is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The Infection Prevention and Control Expert Group (ICEG) advises the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and its other standing committees on infection prevention and control issues.
The Life Saving Drugs Program Expert Panel (LSDPEP) considers all applications to list new medicines on the LSDP. The panel assesses medicines, listens to stakeholders, and advises the Chief Medical Officer about listing medicines. It also reviews medicines already on the program.
The Medical Workforce Reform Advisory Committee (MWRAC) provides advice to the Australian Government and state and territory health ministers on medical workforce reform priorities.
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee (MRAC) guides the work of the MBS Continuous Review, an ongoing review of Medicare items and services carried out by experts on a continuous basis.
The MBS Review Taskforce worked from 2015 to 2020 to review more than 5,700 items on the MBS. It consulted over 700 clinicians, consumers and health system experts about adding, amending, removing, and updating MBS items and services. It also recommended broader structural changes to the MBS.
The Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission Expert Advisory Panel advises the Government on research priorities for this Mission, which is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The MDAF oversees the work on Australia's national drug policy framework. This framework includes strategies for alcohol, tobacco, ice, and strengthening the alcohol and other drug (AOD) workforce.
The National Aged Care Advisory Council has been established as part of new governance arrangements arising from our aged care reforms. It plays a critical role ensuring advice reflects the needs and expectations of senior Australians, their families and carers and the diverse needs of these groups.