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Submission: Commonwealth Government COVID-19 Response Inquiry

Published: 2023 National

HCCA's submission to this inquiry details consumer concerns around the Commonwealth COVID response, and suggests mechanisms for better targeting future responses.

Submission: Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023

Published: 2024 National

HCCA's submission to the Senate Inquiry emphasises the impacts of climate change on health and how health equity must be considered in all public policy.

Submission: ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee on Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT

Published: 2023 Local

Canberrans are struggling with the rising cost of living, and these pressures disproportionately affect low- and moderate-income households, especially where these households are not receiving assistance through ACT or Commonwealth Government Programs. The effects of high inflation, stagnant wage growth, and interest rate increases are having a significant impact, meaning…

Submission: Senate Inquiry into Assessment and Support Services for People with ADHD

Published: 2023 National

Consumers with ADHD can find that having it diagnosed helps them make sense of their life and can provide an opportunity to consider treatment options. When there is a lack of early treatment, combined with the experience of symptoms of ADHD, this can lead to the development of other health…

Submission to Inquiry into Abortion and Reproductive Choice in the ACT

Published: 2022 Local

HCCA views reproductive justice as including both the right not to have a child, through access to abortion and contraception, and the right to have a child without fear of violence or discrimination. It is vital that that the principles of reproductive justice are central in any fulsome review of…

Senate Inquiry into the Medical Complaints Process in Australia

Published: 2016 National

HCCA is pleased to provide this submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Medical Complaints Process in Australia. Robust and accessible complaints processes are essential to the delivery of a high quality, safe, Australian health system that meets health consumers’ needs and is valued by us.

Senate Inquiry on Private Health Insurance

Published: 2017 National

It’s hard for consumers to know what is covered by their private health insurance. Policies are complex and hard to compare, both for value for money and to minimise out-of-pocket costs. HCCA members have had a variety of experiences with purchasing and/or using private health insurance. This reflects a range…

ACT Legislative Assembly: Inquiry into the Future Sustainability of Health Funding in the ACT

Published: 2018 Local

HCCA’s submission to this Inquiry suggests a number of opportunities for health services, health funders and consumers to work together to change the way services are delivered – with the aim of protecting the future sustainability and viability of the health care we value. The key message HCCA communicates in…

ACT Legislative Assembly: Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT

Published: 2018 Local

HCCA is a member-based organisation and for this submission we consulted with our members and with the HCCA Health Policy Advisory Committee. Our submission draws on experiences shared with us by twelve mothers of babies or young children in the ACT. This submission also draws on discussions with key community…

Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia

Published: 2018 National

HCCA Submission to the Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport: Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. As the peak member-based consumer advocacy organisation in the ACT, the Health Care Consumers Association (HCCA) has a longstanding interest…

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