Research Australia is the national peak body for Australia’s health and medical research sector. We envision a world where Australia unlocks the full potential of its world-leading health and medical research sector to deliver the best possible healthcare and global leadership in health innovation.
Last year, Research Australia convened peak representative organisations spanning the whole of Australia’s health and medical research sector at a Pre-election Summit at Old Parliament House in Canberra. In anticipation of the next Federal election, participants discussed the common public policy issues that unite our sector and why health and medical research and innovation is important to both the health and wealth of Australians. Participants were addressed on the day by representatives of the three major parties:
- Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
- Hon Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare
- Senator Dr Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens
This pre-election statement captures what the Australian health and medical research and innovation sectors need from a future Australian Government, of any political persuasion, to deliver better health outcomes for Australians, better value for taxpayers and a stronger economy.
Download the full Pre-Election Statement here