College advocacy to influence policy in Australia and New Zealand
20 Sep 2023
The College regularly makes submissions to government and other stakeholders in order to inform and influence mental health policy and service design in Australia and New Zealand.
In developing these submissions, the College is guided by the Practice, Policy and Partnerships Committee, and consults broadly with Branches and the New Zealand National Office, along with committees and members with key expertise.
These submissions are now available, including:
- National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) Survey on Survey on NRHA priorities for 2023-2024
- The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs’ Inquiry into the recognition of unpaid carers
- Australian Bureau of Statistic’s Review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)
- RANZCOG’s consultation on their new Clinical Guideline for Abortion Care
- Victorian Department of Health’s strategy towards elimination of seclusion and restraint
- Victorian Department of Health’s proposed health records regulations 2023
- South Australia Department of Health’s’ consultation on a Proposed amendment to the Controlled Substances legislation: State-based authority requirements for prescribing Schedule 8 medicinal cannabis
- Medical Council of New Zealand | Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa’s Consultation on principles for quality and safe prescribing practice
To find out more about the College’s policy work and to get involved, please email email@example.com.
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