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.

Consultation Details

Cardiovascular Mission Roadmap


Due 23 August

In April 2019 the Government announced $220 million, over 10 years, from the MRFF for a comprehensive research effort focussing on heart disease and stroke. It will support Australian researchers to make game-changing discoveries, develop a global biotech industry and enable the implementation of changes in healthcare.

The draft Mission for Cardiovascular Health Roadmap has been developed to assist in the implementation of the Mission, including setting key priorities for funding.

A series of consultation questions are proposed to guide feedback on the draft Roadmap.

WA Cancer Plan 2020-2050


Due 30 August

The WA Department of Health is currently developing the WA Cancer Plan 2020 – 2025. It will provide strategic direction for Western Australia to achieve a well-coordinated, consumer focussed cancer care system. Importantly, this plan will also address the State Government’s commitment to deliver a Cancer Research Plan and as such will incorporate strategic directions for cancer research in WA.

The WA Cancer Plan 2020-2025 will:

·       Identify strategic priorities and needs for the development of cancer policy, education and research;

·       Guide State Government investment for cancer services and research; and

·       Contribute to improved coordination and efficiency of cancer services.

Organisations are encouraged to provide written submissions by the due date of 29 July.