RACS has consulted with our fellowship within our governance structure including all of our state and territory committees, the Research, Audit & Academic Surgery (RAAS) Division, the Rural Surgery Section (RSS), and the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee (HPAC). We have also reached out to all of our nine Australian and binational surgical specialty societies and associations, and thank them for providing their President’s joint signatures in support of our submission. The attached submission is written in the format requested by the Australian Department of Health, and we look forward to participating in any possible future meetings and/or hearings.