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Complementary Medicines Australia 2016/17 Pre-Budget Submission
The CMA 2016-17 pre-Budget
submission outlines three recommendations that would allow the Australian
complementary medicines industry to leverage its accumulated knowledge,
capabilities and strong international branding for excellence and help lead the
way in the ideas boom. These recommendations include actions that will
facilitate business growth via an appropriate regulatory environment, encourage
innovation and investment in the complementary medicines sector, and improve
Australia’s health through a smarter approach to preventive health.
Complementary Medicines Australia 2015/16 Pre-Budget Submission
In its pre-Budget submission for 2015/16, CMA recommends the Government reflects the economic and population health contributions made by the complementary medicines industry when considering the upcoming Federal Budget. In a supportive environment, our industry has the ability to grow exponentially, to support local innovation-rich manufacturing, Australia jobs and exports, and to provide a strong contribution to the preventative health agenda.
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CHC Submission to the Competition Policy Review
In its submission to the Competition Policy Review, the CHC has acknowledged the Government’s focus on improving Australia’s economic competitiveness and its commitment to a reduction in the regulatory burden on industry.
The complementary medicines industry has much to offer in terms of contribution to the preventative health agenda, personal productivity levels, growth of our economy and to Australia becoming an ‘innovation-rich’ and competitive country.
Please see the Submission here.
Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia 2014/15 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
In response to the Treasurer's general invitation, the CHC is pleased to submit its recommendations for inclusion in the 2014-15 Budget, with the aims of economic contribution to manufacturing, research and development and,
through improved population health outcomes, reducing the pressure on the Government’s health budget.
Click here to download the CHC Pre-Budget submission.
Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia Advocacy Agenda
The Complementary Healthcare Council continues to advocate for an overarching Complementary Medicine Industry Framework that brings together innovation, manufacturing, appropriate regulation, research and health policy, needed to ensure sustainability of this important industry.
Our Advocacy Agenda outlines four key areas where Government action is required in order to achieve our goal of a sustainable, vibrant, compliant industry that holds its place in consumer health.
These key areas are:
• Appropriate Regulatory Environment
• Improving Consumer Health
• Innovation through Evidence
• Opportunities for Growth
The Advocacy Agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.
Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia 2013/14 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
In response to the Treasurer’s general invitation, the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia (CHC) was pleased to submit its pre-Budget submission, with recommendations for inclusion in the 2013-14 Budget.
The priorities outlined in the CHC submission include the aims of increasing the economic contribution of the complementary medicines industry, and through improved population health outcomes, potentially reducing the pressure on the Australian Government’s Health Budget.
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The CHC Pre-Budget Submission 2012-13
The CHC as the peak body for the Complementary Medicines Industry, has been tasked by the Board on behalf of members to achieve major change with decision makers as to the regulatory and commercial environment for the Industry. CHC has elected to undertake a formal program of proactive advocacy with decision makers over a period of 5 years, starting in 2011.
The CHC Pre-Budget Submission forms a critical part of this program of activity. It is the first Submission to be made by the CHC on behalf of the CM Industry and is the culmination of approximately 18 months of preparation including repositioning, 'rebadging', compilation of statistics and direct advocacy to decision makers.
The submission has been co-written between Hawker Britton, the premier Labor – linked advocacy firm, and the CHC. Now lodged with Treasury, the CHC has a strategic and structured program to support and promote the submission and its key points.
There may be tactical opportunities arising during this period which cannot be planned for but will be handled, including reactive media interviews, other stories that may ‘cloud’ the CM media space or policy directions and changes promoted by other stakeholders.
The full CHC Pre-Budget Submission document can be downloaded by clicking here.