Research Australia Advocacy

Research Australia is the nation’s largest alliance working to make health and medical research a higher national priority.

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.

The 10 Strategic Imperatives will enable us make better use of the resources 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.

Find out more about Research Australia’s policy platform, the 10 Strategic Imperatives and read and download the full report here.