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.
Informed by consultation with hearing care providers as well as people who are hard of hearing, the review aims to modernise key components of the Hearing Services Program. Optimising hearing health outcomes for clients and strengthening regional service delivery is a priority.
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 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 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 Advisory Panel provides advice to Government on all aspects of 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 Immunisation Committee (NIC) provides advice on the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The NIC also represent the needs and views of vaccination providers and consumers.
The National Nursing and Midwifery Education Advisory Network (NNMEAN) works with us and the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer to provide advice on nursing and midwifery education and workforce issues.
This expert steering committee provides advice to help develop the National Preventive Health Strategy. Members are experts in the public health, research, health promotion, medical, allied health, nursing and consumer advocacy fields.
The Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Reference Group (NMSRG) advises us and the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer on relevant nursing and midwifery policy and strategy issues.
Ms Christine Morgan is the first National Suicide Prevention Adviser, reporting directly to the Prime Minister. She is driving a whole-of-government national approach to suicide prevention, in support of the Australian Government’s ‘towards zero’ suicides goal.
This committee provides recommendations and advice to the Minister for Health and the Department of Health about the listing of products on the Prostheses List and the benefits payable by private health insurers.
The Stem Cell Therapies Mission Expert Advisory Panel advises the government on the research priorities for this mission, which is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The Stoma Product Assessment Panel assesses applications to add stoma products to the Stoma Appliance Scheme Schedule. The panel of experts meets twice a year to review applications from suppliers, and give their recommendation.
The COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments for Australia – Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group provides advice to the Australian Government on the purchasing and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
The Transition to College-Led Training Advisory Committee (TCLTAC) provides advice to the Australian Government on the development and implementation of reforms to the delivery of general practice training as part of the transition to a College-led training model.
The Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Expert Working Group will advise the government on the research priorities for this Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) mission.
The Youth Taskforce is developing a National Youth Policy Framework. The taskforce recently completed over 12 months of consultation on issues, policies and programs that impact and are important to young people. The taskforce reports to and supports the Minister for Youth.