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2013

QLD Proposed Cancer Services Statewide Health Service Strategy

06 December 2013

The College response relates specifically to the role of surgery in the planning and implementation of the broad policies outlined relating to Cancer management in Queensland.


Labor response to College 2013 Federal Election Manifesto for Government and Opposition

05 September 2013

A re-elected Rudd Labor Government looks forwards to continuing to work with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to ensure we continue to have a world class health system and workforce into the future to benefit all Australians.


Coalition response to College 2013 Federal Election Manifesto for Government and Opposition

04 September 2013

A robust public hospital system that provides universal care for all Australian, irrespective of means or status, will remain the central pillar of our health system under a Coalition government.


Paper addressing issues for the 2013 Federal Election for Governent and Opposition

12 August 2013

The issues addressed here by no means constitute an exhaustive list, but are those the College believes will, if appropriately addressed, deliver the best outcomes for patients through improved surgical practice.


Submission Response to the Treasury Discussion Paper: Reform to Deductions for Education Expenses

10 July 2013

The College is gravely concerned that the measure announced as part of the 2013 Federal Budget, which will cap annual tax deductions for self-education expenses at $2,000, will act as a disincentive to CPD, MOPS and training activities, thereby undermining the quality of surgical care delivered in this country and posing a threat to patient safety.


Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Cross-Board Consultation on Common Guidelines

13 June 2013

The College endorses the guidelines and notes that the advertising guidelines in its own Code of Conduct are aligned closely with them. Fellows of the College are required to adhere to the provisions of both documents.


Victorian Parliament Road Safety Committee's Inquiry into Serious Injury

22 April 2013

Surgeons involved in the management of trauma have long held the view that while road safety efforts have understandably been directed at reducing fatalities, this might have been at the expense of preventing serious injuries.


Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's Inquiry into Australia's Relationship with Timor Leste

29 March 2013

The College remains committed to working with the Timorese MoH and other partners to help them achieve a sustainable, high functioning health system that meets the needs of the Timorese population.


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