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 list is consultations and invitations to make submissions which are relevant to health and medical research and/or health and innovation policy in Australia. Research Australia may not participate in every one however the list is updated regularly.

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.

Consultation Details

Draft Data Sharing and Release legislation

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) is developing new legislation to implement the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on improving the availability of public data.

A Discussion Paper on the proposed Data Sharing and Release Legislation was issued by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in July, seeking input into the development of legislation to implement the National Data Commissioner (NDC) and the ‘trusted user’ concept for research access to public data.

Research Australia participated in a roundtable and made a submission providing feedback on the proposals.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has now announced further consultations to continue the discussion about the reforms and developing policy positions to inform the drafting of the legislation.

Click on the links below for more information and to register:

16 October: Canberra

19 October: Sydney

23 October: Hobart

24 October: Melbourne

31 October: Brisbane

2 November: Perth

 For further information on any of the above Data Legislation Roundtables, please email DPMC directly at