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 at or on (03) 9662 9420.

Consultation Details


Due 11 December 2017

The TGA is consulting on a proposal to adopt a number of EU guidelines, including the ‘Guideline on clinical development of fixed combination medicinal products’.


Due 15 December 2017

The Government is inviting submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views regarding priorities for the 2018-19 Budget.

Further information on how to lodge submissions is available on the Treasury website. (Submissions and attachments can be uploaded in RTF or Word Format, and can be accompanied by a PDF version.)


Due date for submissions yet to be determined

The Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No.1) Bill 2017 and the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017 are the subject of an inquiry by the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

The Bills establish a scheme for provisional approval for breakthrough drugs for an unmet need based on early clinical trials data. They will also create a new regime for the regulation of complementary medicines and changes to advertising.