As an independent Australian leader in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems, the Sax Insititute makes submissions across a range of policy areas at the Federal, State and Local level.

Submission to the National Digital Health Strategy consultation

February 2017. In its submission to the ‘Your health. Your say’ consultation headed up by the Australian Digital Health Agency, the Sax Institute emphasised the availability of health service and clinical information in “real time” through the My Health Record as a significant boost for health research. Download the Sax...

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Submission on 2016 Draft National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

January 2017. In this submission, the Sax Institute reiterated the importance of investing in infrastructure to support innovative research for national and international benefit. The Institute supports the key recommendations of the Draft Roadmap, and provides comments on priority areas including digital data and eResearch platforms, platforms for humanities, arts and social...

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Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into data availability and use

December 2016. In this submission the Sax Institute provided further information and input to the Productivity Commission following the release of the Data Availability and Use Draft Report and participation in the public hearings, commending the report on striking a good balance between access to data and the protection of...

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Initial submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into data availability and use

July 2016. In this submission, the Sax Institute emphasised the importance of access to a wide range range of data sources for improving policy and service delivery. Download the Sax Institute’s initial submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into data availability and use

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Submission to Medical Research Future Fund consultation

June 2016. The Institute’s submission to the MRFF consultation process on the development of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Five Year Strategy strategy outlines three ways in which the MRFF can work towards its aim of improving delivery of healthcare and boosting the efficiency and effectiveness of the health...

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Submission to Senate Select Committee on Health’s inquiry into health data linkage

December 2015. This submission from the Institute outlines the challenges, and some proposals for enhancing the capacity of big health data to improve health outcomes in Australia, covering increased information on available data, and new requirements to make publicly funded data available and improve the consistency of the arrangements...

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