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As the voice for remote health in Aus­tralia, CRANAplus con­tributes its stance on health pol­i­cy and issues to give rise to change, advo­cate for best prac­tice, and increase aware­ness of the remote perspective.

Sub­mis­sion papers can take a vari­ety of forms depend­ing on whether they are in response to a Sen­ate inquiry, Roy­al Com­mis­sion, online sur­vey, research out­come, jour­nal arti­cle, or oth­er means.

Sub­mis­sions dur­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tions on pro­posed projects, changes and reg­u­la­tions are the col­lec­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tion of CRANAplus mem­bers’ views around cur­rent and ongo­ing issues. 

We reg­u­lar­ly noti­fy mem­bers and stake­hold­ers of oppor­tu­ni­ties to pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al and clin­i­cal feed­back into reviews and enquiries via our week­ly CRANA­pulse email newslet­ter. Mem­bers are encour­aged to share their view so we can incor­po­rate it into our offi­cial CRANAplus sub­mis­sion by email­ing professionalservices@​crana.​org.​au.

Nation­al Tobac­co Strat­e­gy 2022 – 2030

28 Feb 2022

The draft National Tobacco Strategy 2022-2030 sets out a national policy framework for all governments to work together and in collaboration with non-government organisations to improve the health of…

Nation­al Med­i­cines Pol­i­cy Draft Consultation

28 Feb 2022

The National Medicines Policy is intended to support structures, processes and accountabilities through which medicines and medicines-related services are accessible in an equitable, safe, timely,…

South Australia’s Rur­al Abo­rig­i­nal Health Work­force Plan 2021 – 26

1 Sep 2021

The SA Rural Aboriginal Health Workforce Plan outlines specific and culturally informed strategies to attract, retain, grow and support the Aboriginal health workforce within regional local health…

Com­mon­wealth Dig­i­tal Health Blueprint

1 Aug 2021

In 2021, the Commonwealth Government asked health stakeholders for their input towards the development of a digital health blueprint, underlining the role digital can play in delivering an improved…

Pri­ma­ry Health Care Reform: 10 Year Plan

1 Jul 2021

The Primary Health Care Reform Plan represents a response to the recommendations of the Primary Health Reform Steering Group, which has been working since October 2019 on future directions for…

Open Let­ter to Scott Mor­ri­son — Cli­mate Health

3 May 2021

CRANAplus signed the open letter to the Prime minister of Australia calling for action on climate change for the future health and wellbeing of Australians.

Nation­al Health Pre­ven­ta­tive Strat­e­gy 2021 – 2030

1 Apr 2021

The National Health Preventative Strategy 2021-2030 aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians at all stages of life, through a systems-based approach to prevention that addresses…

Queens­land Rur­al and Remote Health and Well­be­ing Strat­e­gy 2021 – 2026

1 Mar 2021

CRANAplus provided feedback focusing upon the drivers and motivations of the remote nursing and midwifery workforce, factors supporting retention, and strategies to support the sustainability of the…

South Aus­tralia Rur­al Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Work­force Plan 2021 – 2026

1 Mar 2021

The South Australia Rural Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Plan 2021-2026 was developed through engagement and consultation with rural clinicians, regional and metropolitan local health networks,…

Tas­man­ian Inquiry into Rur­al Health

1 Feb 2021

CRANAplus made a submission to the enquiry on behalf of and in consultation with Tasmanian CRANAplus members. Utilising the feedback provided by Tasmanian CRANAplus, members a range of concerns were…

Inquiry into Food Prices and Food Secu­ri­ty in Remote Indige­nous Communities

1 Jun 2020

The House Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs ran an inquiry and reported on the issue of food prices and food security in remote Indigenous communities, with a focus upon factors contributing…

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…