Current Consultations

Research Australia regularly contributes to the policy discussions on issues pertinent to Health and Medical Research. This can be through submissions or participating in consultations.

The following lists both consultations and invitations to make submissions which are relevant to health and medical research and/or health and innovation policy in Australia. Research Australia updates this regularly but we may not participate in every one listed.

If you would like more information or you are aware of other consultations that should be included, please contact Greg Mullins, Head of Policy, Research Australia via email or phone (03) 9662 9420.

Please click the heading in the left hand column to access consultation information from the relevant website.



Pre- Budget Submissions

Originally Due 20 December, now extended to 31 January 2020

The Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Michael Sukkar MP, is seeking submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views for priorities for the 2020-21 Budget.

Visas- Business Innovation and Investment

Due 14 February 2020

The Government is undertaking a review of the Business Innovation and Investment Visa Program, which attracts migrants who have a history of success in innovation, investment and business, including in local start-ups and emerging companies.

The consultation process focuses on several key points, including:

·      the opportunity to streamline the program,

·      the investment thresholds and different investment types

·      encouraging more investment and business innovation activity in regional Australia.

MRFF Dementia Aged Care and Ageing Mission Roadmap


Due 17 February 2020


In December 2018 the Government announced the $185 million Dementia, Aged Care and Ageing Mission (Mission), a medical research package focused on dementia, ageing and aged care funded through the Medical Research Future Fund.

The Mission aims to fund research to support older Australians to maintain their health and quality of life as they age, live independently for longer and access quality care when they need.

The Department is now consulting in the draft Mission Roadmap, intended to assist the implementation of the Mission including setting key priorities for funding. A series of consultation questions are proposed to guide feedback on the Roadmap.