NCOSS Submission to the Senate Standing
Committees on Community Affairs
on the National Health Amendment
(Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014: NCOSS does not support the proposed measures as they are regressive and place the
biggest financial burden on low-to-middle income people who already experience the
greatest burden of illness and disease. Cost barriers to medicines will lead to more
preventable and expensive health problems and increased costs to the health system longterm.
NCOSS Submission to NSW Health on the draft NSW Rural Health Plan: We believe the proposed directions and initiatives reflect the priority health equity issues affecting people living in rural and remote communities, and strategies to address them.
NCOSS Submission: People in rural and remote NSW have worse health outcomes across a range of indicators than those living in cities. NCOSS makes a number of recommendations to NSW Health on the NSW Rural Health Plan.
Joint COSS Submission: The Councils of Social Service believe that addressing the social determinants of health and reducing inequities will not only improve population health and well-being, but it will also make Australia fairer, more inclusive and sustainable.
NCOSS Submission: This submission has been informed by the NCOSS Health Policy Advice Group (HPAG) and the NSW Aboriginal Community Care Gathering Committee.