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

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



Australia’s RNA Potential


Due 16 October

The Department of Industry, Science and Resources wants to understand the challenges and opportunities for developing Australia’s RNA sector and identify capabilities and priorities for the next decade.

A discussion paper has been provided to guide responses, which can be provided via an electronic survey or written submission.

Delivering the SA HMR Strategy


Due 27 October

The SA Government has released a Green Paper to inform the delivery of the SA HMR Strategy.

‘We are seeking your views on the value proposition for health and medical research delivered in our state. We also wish to identify partnership opportunities to support the growth and productivity of the sector, and seek input towards the co-design of practical short, medium, and longer-term actions the sector can deliver together.’

The Green Paper is available here, and responses can be provided via a response template.

Vic Public Sector Medical Staff- review of work and employment


Due 15 December 2023

A review of the systems of work and employment arrangements for public hospital medical staff has commenced to help identify new ways of working for doctors and inform future health system planning.

While not directly referenced, the Review provides the opportunity to make recommendations relating to the training and work of clinician researchers in the Victorian Public Health System.

Research Australia is considering making a submission. If you are interested in contributing please contact