Later this month Research Australia will be using our unique convening power to bring together key representative organisations from across the health and medical research pipeline to identify the key issues that unite us as we approach the next federal election.
Our inaugural Pre-Election Summit will be held at Old Parliament house in Canberra, on 27 March. As the national convenor of the health and medical research sector, Research Australia will capture the issues our sector wants commitment to – from a future Australian Government of any political persuasion.
Some of the issues to be discussed on the day will include:
- A bipartisan commitment to the Medical Research Future Fund reaching $20b in funds under management by 2021.
- Sustainable, predictable research and development tax-incentives.
- A renewed commitment to strengthening Australia’s international attractiveness as a destination for clinical trials
- A bipartisan commitment to the national roll-out of My Health Record and the secondary use of deidentified My Health Record data for research purposes.
Research Australia will be sharing the outcomes of the event in the news section of this website after the conclusion of the event.