Submissions & Endorsements


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


DownloadANZSPM Response to RACP Rural, Regional and Remote Strategy (PDF File - 268k)
Consultation Response: Draft National Dementia Action Plan (PDF File - 307k)
ANZSPM Response to the Report on Rural Procedural Programs Expansion (PDF File - 304k)


DownloadANZSPM Online Submission Primary Health 10 Year Plan (PDF File - 238k)
ANZSPM Follow-on submission PIP Program Consultation Nov 2021 (PDF File - 414k)
ANZSPM reponse: Changes proposed to the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) and the Practice Incentives Program (PDF File - 398k)
ANZSPM Submission: Inquiry into Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 (QLD) (July 2021) (PDF File - 368k)
ANZSPM Submission: Inquiry into Rural Health Services (TAS) (March 2021) (PDF File - 529k)
ANZSPM Submission: Inquiry into Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales (January 2021) (PDF File - 373k)


DownloadOnline Submission: Inquiry into the provision of primary, allied and private health care, aged care and NDIS care services and its impact on the Queensland public health system. (PDF File - 1014k)
ANZSPM Submission to The Australian Cancer Plan (PDF File - 239k)
Submission on the RACGP Standards for health services in Australian Prisons (PDF File - 257k)
Submission to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce re: expiration of telehealth items (PDF File - 295k)
ANZSPM Submission to ANAO telemedicine audit (PDF File - 1533k)
ANZSPM Submission to the Final Draft Australian Cancer Plan (PDF File - 277k)

ANZSPM testimony to the Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, remote and remote New South Wales (10 September 2021): click here to watch Dr Sarah Wenham's testimony (beginning at 3:32:45) or click here to view the transcript (pages 25-32)

ANZSPM testimony to the TAS Rural Health Services Inquiry hearing (02 November 2021)
click here; to view the transcript (pages 47-60)


DownloadANZSPM Submission to Inquiry into current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia (PDF File - 366k)
ANZSPM Submission to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Consultation paper 1: Program Design in Aged Care (PDF File - 431k)
ANZSPM Submission to the inquiry into Palliative Care in Western Australia (July 2020) (PDF File - 289k)


DownloadANZSPM Submission: Inquiry into Aged Care, End-of-life and Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying (QLD) (April 2019) (PDF File - 465k)
ANZSPM Submission: WA Ministerial Expert Panel VAD Discussion Paper (May 2019) (PDF File - 294k)
ANZSPM Response to MBS Review Taskforce (June 2019) (PDF File - 280k)
ANZSPM Submission to ANZSRC Review (June 2019) (PDF File - 276k)
ANZSPM Submission: Joint Committee on End of Life Choices (SA) (Aug 2019) (PDF File - 383k)
ANZSPM Feedback on Draft RACGP Standards for general practice residential aged care (Nov 2019) (PDF File - 412k)


DownloadANZSPM Submission - Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct (August 2018) (PDF File - 380k)
ANZSPM Submission: Inquiry into End of Life Choices in the ACT (Mar 2018) (PDF File - 413k)
ANZSPM Submission: options for a regulatory response prescription strong opioid use & misuse in Australia (Mar 2018) (PDF File - 355k)
ANZSPM Submission: End of Life Choice Bill (NZ) (Jan 2018) (PDF File - 370k)
Extract from ANZSPM Submission: Specialist Dementia Care Units (Jan 2018) (Microsoft Word XML Document - 14k)


DownloadANZSPM Submission - National Palliative Care Strategy (Sep 2017) (PDF File - 421k)
ANZSPM Submission - WA end of life choice consultation (Oct 2017) (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 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)

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