Submission: Australia’s science and research priorities

In April 2023, AAHMS made a submission to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources consultation on Australia’s science and research priorities. This submission framework was provided in addition to our contributions through participation in the roundtables hosted by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE. We welcome the opportunity to contribute […]

Submission to Australian Universities Accord consultation

In April 2023, AAHMS provided a submission to the Federal Government’s Australian Universities Accord (AUA) discussion paper consultation. We welcome the Government’s plans to ensure that Australia’s higher education sector is fit for purpose into the future. Our submission addresses points raised in the consultation discussion paper most relevant to our expertise in the health […]

Developing Advanced Manufacturing in Australia

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In March 2023, AAHMS provided a submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources’ inquiry into developing advanced manufacturing in Australia. Our submission highlights opportunities and barriers for advanced manufacturing in the field of health and medical sciences.

Submission on draft AHPRA data strategy

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In January 2023, AAHMS submitted a letter as part of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) consultation on its draft data strategy.

Submission to Measuring What Matters consultation

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In January 2023, AAHMS submitted a response to the Australian Treasury’s consultation, Measuring what matters, which will consider and monitor a range of factors that contribute to Australia’s progress and wellbeing. Health is a fundamental component of a population’s quality of life and productivity. It should therefore be included as an essential component when measuring the progress and wellbeing of a nation.

2023-24 Pre-Budget submission

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In January 2023, AAHMS responded to a call for submissions on priorities for the Federal Budget 2023-24. The Academy outlined a number of priorities for existing health spending, as well as investment in research and innovation for the future.

Joint submission to NHMRC ART Guidelines review

In December 2022, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences provided a joint submission with the Australian Academy of Science to the NHMRC Australian Health Ethics Committee’s limited review of the Ethical guidelines on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in clinical practice and research (ART Guidelines).

Submission to the ARC review consultation

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In December 2022, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences provided a submission to the Department of Education’s review of the Australian Research Council (ARC). The ARC plays an important role in Australian research and this consultation is part of an ongoing, independent review into the ARC to develop legislation to provide clarity on objectives and processes within the organisation to meet current and future needs.

Submission to Australian Data Strategy consultation

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has provided a submission to the Australian Government’s consultation on the Australian Data Strategy focused on challenges and opportunities specific to health, medicine, research and innovation.

AAHMS Submission: Senate Inquiry into the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

The Academy has responded to the Senate Inquiry into the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, providing feedback on the sections of the bill that affect operation of the Medical Research Future Fund. While supportive of the broad intentions to streamline fund operations, the Academy recommends that several risks are addressed to better protect health […]

AAHMS submission: NHMRC consultation on the draft guide for Research Integrity Advisors

AAHMS welcomes the development of a guide for Research Integrity Advisors. In this submission, we have provided specific feedback on the guide, highlighting the need for further clarification regarding training and the RIA’s role in reporting matters relating to the Code. The National Health and Medical Research Council called for feedback on a new draft guide for Research […]

Joint submission: Response to the Australian Government’s consultation on mitochondrial donation in Australia

In February 2021, the Australian Government Department of Health invited feedback on their proposal to legalising mitochondrial donation in Australia through a staged approach.  The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian Academy of Science submitted a joint response to this consultation. In this submission, the Academies: supported the Australian Government’s cautious […]

2021/22 Pre-Budget submission

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In January 2021, in response to the Government’s call for submissions for the 2021-22 Budget, the Academy has highlighted the importance of an adaptable, skilled and responsive research and innovation sector working in concert with government, industry and the community. Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its success in maintaining low case numbers and […]

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