The Academy provides an impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare and is active in influencing policy. The wide-ranging expertise of our Fellows allows us to analyse and synthesis evidence, and to provide expert advice to Government and other stakeholders on a variety of policy topics addressing some of the most pressing issues in health, medicine, research and innovation.

The Academy undertakes proactive projects that set the agenda and we respond to important issues being addressed by our partners and stakeholders.
The strategic direction of our policy work is guided by the Reports Committee, chaired by Professor Frank Gannon, who is also a member of our Council. The Committee plays a key role in driving and overseeing the policy-related activities of the Academy.

To learn more, you can visit our Policy Projects pages below, where you will find our reports, submissions and information related to our current and past policy work, events and activities.

2020
Policy priority

Health impacts of the Australian bushfires

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2020
Policy priority

COVID-19 Rapid Research Information Forum

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2020
Policy priority

COVID-19 policy activities

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AAHMS
2020
Consultation Response

Pre-Budget submission 2020-2021

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2020
Symposium, Workshop or Roundtable

Roundtable report on Artificial Intelligence in health

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AAHMS
2020
Consultation Response

Joint submission on National Health Information Strategy

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2019
Consultation Response

Joint reponse to NHMRC consultation on mitochondrial donation

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2019
Position Statement

Joint call to action to improving accessibility and linkage of data for better h...

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2019
Consultation Response

Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework – AAHMS submission

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2019
Consultation Response

NHMRC consultation on Research Supervision Guide – AAHMS submission

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2019
Position Statement

2019 Federal Election statement

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2018
Consultation Response

Consultation response on Women in STEM Decadal Plan

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2018
Consultation Response

Response to Funding Australia’s Research inquiry

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2016
Symposium, Workshop or Roundtable

Medical Research Future Fund – Setting the priorities for 2016-2018

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