Research Australia is an alliance of 160 members and supporters advocating for health and medical research in Australia. Independent of government, Research Australia’s activities are funded by its partners, donors and supporters from leading research organisations, academic institutions, philanthropy, community special interest groups, peak industry bodies, biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical companies, small businesses and corporate Australia. We have a diverse alliance representing the interests of the broader community.

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Research Australia is the largest alliance dedicated to making health and medical research a higher national priority.

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Research Australia Advocacy

Health and medical research has made a significant contribution in the last century to improved health outcomes around the world, and it holds the promise for even greater advances in the future.  Australia has world leading expertise in health and medical research, and Australian governments, companies and individuals make significant investments in health and medical research.

While we are doing well, we can always do better. Research Australia believes that by focusing on our policy platform the 10 Strategic Imperatives, we can maximise the health, social and economic benefits our investment in health and medical research provides to the Australian community and the world, to enable us to:

1. Contribute to human knowledge and understanding;
2. Meet the challenges of an ageing population and rising chronic disease;
3. Contribute to an efficient and effective health system;
4. Boost wellbeing and productivity; and
5. Create new jobs and prosperity.