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Advocacy Letters

3 March 2017

Letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs regarding opposition to the Global Gag Rule on funding sexual and reproductive health activities within the foreign aid program

22 February 2017

Open letter to the Members of Queensland Parliament regarding the Bill for the decriminalisation of abortion

6 December 2016

Joint open letter to the Prime Minister regarding funding for the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH)

1 February 2016
Letter to Members of Parliament on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
The letter may be viewed at this link

4 November 2015
Letter to Anastascia Palasczuk, Queensland Premier, re Coal Seam Gas Action Plan
The letter may be viewed at this link

26 October 2015
Joint Statement on infant feeding support for individuals who have sought asylum in Australia.
This joint statement may be viewed at this link.

14 October 2015
Letter to the Prime Minister, Minister for Trade & Invest and Minister for Health re World Trade Organization LDC pharmaceuticals extension and health
This letter may be viewed at this link

9 October 2015
Open letter to the Prime Minister regarding the prolonged detention of asylum seekers, particularly children, in offshore processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island
The letter may be viewed at this link

1 October 2015
Letter commending the Minister for Immigration for denying a visa to Troy Newman
The letter may be viewed at this link

2 September 2015
Letter sent from PHAA and CAPHIA to Federal MPs and Australian State and Territory Health Ministers regarding the public health case for same-sex marriage
This letter may be viewed at this link

1 September 2015
Open letter to the Minister for Trade signed by 150 senior Australian academics and others with expertise in public health and medicine who are concerned about the negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
This letter may be viewed at this link

31 August 2015
Letter to Victorian Health Minister re Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Safe Access) Bill 2015
This letter may be viewed at this link
Attachment A - PHAA Abortion Policy 2014
Attachment B - 2013 NewsPoll Victoria survey results

31 July 2015
Joint Statement on racism directed at Adam Goodes “Australia must and can be better than this”
This joint statement may be viewed at this link

11 July 2015
PHAA signed on a joint statement calling for Australia’s ratification of the OPCAT
Please click on this link to view the joint statement

8 July 2015
Letter to Federal MPs and Australian State and Territory Health Ministers re concerns around health impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
This text of this letter may be viewed at this link

9 June 2015
Letter to the Minister for Trade and Investment re negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
This letter may be viewed at this link.

16 May 2015
PHAA was added as a signatory to the Chronic Disease Preventive Action for Australia: Statement of Commitment
Please click on this link to view the joint statement

12 May 2015
Letter sent to the Minister for Social Services seeking support for efforts to restore funding to Homelessness Australia
The letter may be viewed at this link

1 May 2015
Letter to the Minister for Environment expressing concerns about the expansion of coal mining in Australia
The letter may be viewed at this link

7 April 2015
PHAA signed an open letter to the Victorian Premier and MPs in relation to protecting the
state's abortion laws.
This letter template may be viewed at this link

1 April 2015
PHAA signed a joint letter to the Minister for Trade and Investment from seven organisations expressing concern over the proposed investment chapter in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
This letter may be viewed at this link

22 April 2015
PHAA signed on to the Australian Society for Medical Research’s (ASMR) pre-budget letter to the Prime Minister requesting an immediate additional investment of $300M into the NHMRC in the 2015 Budget
Please click on this link to view the letter

24 March 2015
PHAA signed an open letter to the Prime Minister re cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services expressing concern about the effects that the proposed funding cuts to legal assistance services will have on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities
This letter may be viewed at this link

3 March 2015
Letter to NT Health Minister re: termination of pregnancy law reform
This letter may be viewed at this link

3 March 2015
Letter sent to the Queensland Health Minister requesting a meeting and addressing Queensland’s key public health issues
This letter may be viewed at this link

3 March 2015
Letter sent to the TPP negotiating team recommending that the final text of the TPP is made publicly available before it is signed by Cabinet, and that an independent and comprehensive HIA is undertaken before the Australian Government commits to its terms.
This letter may be viewed at this link and the HIA report may be viewed at this link

10 March 2015
Letter sent to Chief Negotiator, RCEP, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade re: seeking further consultation on RCEP negotiations
This letter may be viewed at this link

16 February 2015
Letter sent to the Attorney-General's Department re Terms of Reference for South Australia’s Royal Commission – Our Role in Nuclear Energy
This letter may be viewed at this link

4 February 2015
Letters to ACT’s Chief Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Minister for Health & Minister for Territory and Municipal Services re concerns about the proposed amendments to remove the political cap donation.
These letters may be viewed at this link

9 February 2015
PHAA and Social Determinants of Health Alliance (SDOHA) signed an open Letter to the Minister for Social Services re National Partnership Agreement for Homelessness funding that was published in the Canberra Times and The Australian (signed by around 50 organisations)
This letter may be viewed at this link

1 February 2015
Letter sent to the Premier of Queensland on the election in Queensland and to offer support in returning Queensland to a state where good public health practice is able to better the lives of all Queenslanders.
This letter may be viewed this link

27 January 2015
PHAA signed an open letter to the Minister for Trade and Investment re concerns about the impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) being negotiated between Australia, the US, Japan and nine other countries
This letter may be viewed at this link

22 January 2015
PHAA signed a joint letter to the newly appointed Health Minister seeking a meeting on the Government's proposed reforms to Medicare
This letter may be viewed at this link

14 December 2015
Letter sent to the Chairperson of Avant re Avant Medical Indemnity Insurance for General Practioners undertaking Medical Termination of Pregnancy
This letter may be viewed at this link

3 December 2014
PHAA signed an open letter to the Foreign Minister of Australia concerning the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, 8–9 December 2014
This letter may be viewed at this link

17 November 2014
Letter to Shadow Minister for Environment regarding Climate Change, the Renewable Energy Target and request for a meeting
This letter may be viewed at this link

3 November 2014
Letter to the NSW Minister for Planning regarding the proposed NorthConnex M1-M2 project and request for a meeting
This letter may be viewed at this link

30 October 2014
Letter to the Victorian Health Minister regarding the Hazelwood Mine Fire Enquiry and request for a meeting
This letter may be viewed at this link

17 October 2014
The Primary Health Networks communique was sent to delegates that attended the Roadshow, various state health depts, AMA, APNA, Bupa, Medibank, Pharmaceutical Society and Guild, NACCHO, SARRAH, the state primary care organisations, RACP, RACGP & numerous other peak bodies that the communique may be of interest to.
This communique may be viewed at this link

15 October 2014
Letter to the Prime Minister co-signed by 113 Australian health professors urging the Australian Government to increase international efforts to control the Ebola outbreak
This letter may be viewed at this link

7 October 2014
Letter to UQ regarding the recent decision to discontinue the Bachelor of Oral Health course
This letter may be viewed at this link

23 September 2015
Joint Community Sector Statement on Health
This statement may be viewed at this link

23 September 2014
Letter to Mark Booth expressing concerns regarding the ongoing Immunisation Program support for immunisation providers
This letter may be viewed at this link

16 September 2014
Letter to the NT Health Minister regarding the termination of pregnancy legislation laws
This letter may be viewed at this link

25 August 2014
Letters were sent to the Victorian Greens Spokesperson, VIC Health Minister, VIC Health Shadow Minister re request for meeting re prevention of ill-health - priorities for 2014 Election platforms
These letter may be viewed at this link

19 August 2014
Letter sent to the VIC Health Minister re Healthy Together Victoria funding - National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health
This letter may be viewed at this link

19 August 2014
Letter sent to the NT Health Minister re legislative arrangements for termination of pregnancy
This letter may be viewed at this link

16 August 2014
Letter to Minister Hunt re approval of the Adani Galilee Basin Carmichael Coal Mine
This letter may be viewed at this link