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As the voice for remote health in Aus­tralia, we reg­u­lar­ly con­tribute our stance on health pol­i­cy and issues to give rise to change, advo­cate for best prac­tice, and increase the aware­ness of the remote perspective,

Sub­mis­sion papers dur­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tions on pro­posed projects, changes and reg­u­la­tions are the col­lec­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tion of CRANAplus mem­bers’ views around cur­rent and ongo­ing issues. They are our response to a request to pro­vide our opin­ion on spe­cif­ic issues at hand.

Sub­mis­sion papers can take a vari­ety of forms depend­ing on what they are respond­ing to, whether this be a Sen­ate inquiry, Roy­al Com­mis­sion, speech, online sur­vey, research out­come, jour­nal arti­cle, or otherwise.

Mem­bers are encour­aged to con­tribute their own pub­lic sub­mis­sions or to share their view so we can incor­po­rate it into our offi­cial CRANAplus sub­mis­sion by email­ing our pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices team.

Find a list of our sub­mis­sions on issues of impor­tance to remote health below.

Dis­cov­er oppor­tu­ni­ties to sub­mit your own pub­lic sub­mis­sion, or share your view on top­i­cal issues so we can incor­po­rate it into CRANAplus submissions.

Pri­ma­ry Health Care Reform: 10 Year Plan

1 Jul 2021

Feedback submitted July 2021. Please contact us if you would like further details on our submission at

Open Let­ter to Scott Mor­ri­son — Cli­mate Health

3 May 2021

To ensure that the health of all Australians is protected from the threat of climate change, we call on the Australian Government to: 1) Prioritise health in the context of Australia’s Nationally…

Nation­al Health Pre­ven­ta­tive Strat­e­gy 2021 – 2030

1 Apr 2021

Feedback submitted April 2021. Please contact us if you would like further details on our submission at

Queens­land Rur­al and Remote Health and Well­be­ing Strat­e­gy 2021 – 2026

1 Mar 2021

Feedback submitted March 2021. Please contact us if you would like further details on our submission at

Con­sul­ta­tion Draft: South Aus­tralia Rur­al Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Work­force Plan

1 Mar 2021

Feedback submitted March 2021. Please contact us if you would like further details on our submission at

Tas­man­ian Inquiry into Rur­al Health

1 Feb 2021

Feedback Submitted February 2021. Please contact us if you would like further details on our submission at

CRANAplus Sub­mis­sion to Inquiry into Food Prices and Food Secu­ri­ty in Remote Indige­nous Communities

1 Jun 2020

CRANAplus is grateful for the opportunity to make this submission to the Indigenous Affairs Committee Inquiry into Food Pricing and Food Security in Remote Indigenous Communities. In crafting of this…

NRHC Rur­al Allied Health Options Dis­cus­sion Paper

7 Aug 2019

Read our feedback on the "Discussion Paper for Consultation: Rural Allied Health Quality, Access and Distribution - Options for Commonwealth Government Policy Reform and Investment." This paper was…

Roy­al Com­mis­sion Into Aged Care Qual­i­ty And Safety

1 May 2019

CRANAplus recognises that the elderly have been productive in life and, particularly for rural and remote people, have long and deep connections with the community and landscape in which they live.…

Edu­cat­ing the Nurse of the Future — Inde­pen­dent Review of Nurs­ing Edu­ca­tion in Australia

1 Apr 2019

Our submission to the "Educating the Nurse of the Future: Independent Review of Nursing Education" pays particular regard to the regional needs and circumstances of nursing in rural and remote…

CRANAplus Dig­i­tal Health Agency Submission

31 Jan 2017

People in remote Australia, who are much more likely to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, have higher morbidities and associated mortality, yet have limited access to services that…

Sub­mis­sion to the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Health Inquiry into Chron­ic Dis­ease Pre­ven­tion and Man­age­ment in Pri­ma­ry Health Care

1 Jun 2015

CRANAplus advocates for an extension to the access of MBS items billable for a broader range of health professionals, for the provision of high quality care and management of Chronic Disease.

ATSI Frame­work Joint Submission

20 Feb 2015

This submission to the Department of Health’s consultation on the Draft National Framework for Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families was jointly prepared by…

Joint Sub­mis­sion Sen­ate Select Com­mit­tee on Health

19 Sep 2014

This submission to the Select Committee on Health’s Inquiry on Health Policy, Administration and Expenditure was jointly prepared by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), the Australian College of…

The Devel­op­ment of North­ern Aus­tralia: Sub­mis­sion to the Joint Select Com­mit­tee on North­ern Australia

10 Mar 2014

The development of northern Australia is welcome to bring economic sustainability. However, it is imperative that strong, serious consideration must be given to invest in the support services…