ANZSPM regularly advocates on behalf of its members. Submissions made to government and other stakeholder consultations are listed here. 


Public Consultation on Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct

DownloadANZSPM Submission - Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct (PDF File - 380k)

Inquiry into End of Life Choices in the ACT (March 2018)

DownloadANZSPM submission: Inquiry into End of Life Choices in the ACT (PDF File - 678k)

End of Life Choice Bill (NZ) (February 2018): 

DownloadANZSPM Submission: End of Life Choice Bill (NZ) (PDF File - 370k)

Prescription strong (Schedule 8) opioid use and misuse in Australia - options for a regulatory response (March 2018): 

DownloadANZSPM submission: options for a regulatory response prescription strong opioid use and misuse in Australia (PDF File - 355k)


Draft National Palliative Care Strategy:

DownloadANZSPM submission on Draft National Palliative Care Strategy (Sep 2017) (PDF File - 406k)

Inquiry into the need for laws in Western Australia to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding end of life choices:

DownloadFinal - submission End of life choices WA (PDF File - 333k)

2011 - 2014:

DownloadANZSPM Comment on MSAC Public Summary Document: Palliative Medicine Specialist Outpatient and Community Consultancy leads to Improved Quality of Life (May 2014) (PDF File - 77k)
Submission to Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care - National Consensus Statement - Essential Elements for Safe and High-Quality End-of-Life Care in Acute Hospitals (March 2014) (PDF File - 1103k)
Submission to Qld Palliative Care and Home and Community Care Services Inquiry (August 2012) (PDF File - 570k)
Submission to Senate Inquiry into Palliative Care in Australia (March 2012) (PDF File - 600k)
Submission re Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (2011) (PDF File - 171k)

ANZSPM also provided input to the following Palliative Care Australia publications/submissions

Palliative Care Australia's Submission to the Federal Budget 2011/12
Palliative Care Australia's Advance Care Directives Submission (September 2010)


ANZSPM has endorsed the Australian Medical Association's Position Statement on the 'Role of the Doctor - 2011'

ANZSPM signed the Declaration of Montreal (2011)

ANZSPM has welcomed the development of, and endorsed, the National Pain Strategy. The Pain Strategy was developed by the National Pain Summit to improve quality of life for people with pain and their families, and to minimise the burden of pain on individuals and the community.

DownloadNational Pain Strategy 2010 (PDF File - 1715k)