Policy/Consultation Submissions & Partnerships

HCC is the WA Peak Independent Health Consumer Organisation. There are always a large number of policies and reform agendas happening at state and local level, and this page aims to track key policies and reforms that are being worked on by HCC.  This page aims to keep track of:

  • current strategies/drafts/consultations/policies HCC is responding to/are open for consumer feedback
  • current partnerships & collaborations
  • current campaigns we are supporting
  • current issues we are commenting on publicly


Current items open for response:

National Stigma & Discrimination Strategy – Closes 1 February 2023


Regulation of medical practitioners who provide cosmetic medical and surgical procedures – Closes 11 December 2022


Universal access to reproductive healthcare – Closes 15 December 2022


Australian Cancer Plan – Closes 16 December 2022


Want to find more? Check out the State and Federal consultation pages below:

Australian Department of Health & Aged Care Consultations


WA Department of Health Consultations


Current Partnerships:

Coming soon!


Current Campaigns we are supporting:

Coming soon!


Position Statements/Public Comments

We have been reviewing and developing Position Statements on a range of issues. Please contact us with any queries as we are aware that this resource-intensive activity could always be improved.

See current Position Statements here

See most recent blog posts here

See Media Releases here


Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak organization representing Australian health consumers and their local organizations. With over a hundred organizations in its membership, including the Health Consumers’ Council of Western Australia as a voting member, CHF has overall responsibility for coordinating national policy and promoting the interests of Australian health consumers.

Rather than duplicate the work of CHF in producing policy documents, HCC coordinates the contribution of W.A. consumers, both groups and individuals, to the development of health policy and planning, research and health service delivery, through education, advocacy, dissemination of information and through facilitating consumer participation.

For more information about the CHF, or to access or order copies of CHF policy publications, such as position statements, submissions and information papers, please go to the CHF website: www.chf.org.au.