The State Government’s 2015/16 budget allocated $7.5 million over the forward estimates to establish a state-wide Health Promotion Commission.  The Queensland Parliament has recently asked the Health and Ambulance Services Committee to carry out an inquiry into the establishment of this Commission.  On 19 October 2015, the Committee invited written submissions from stakeholders on any of the issues that are within the terms of reference of its inquiry.  The closing date for those submissions is Friday, 27 November 2015.

The terms of reference for the inquiry and further details are available on the State Government website.

Interested stakeholders should review the details on the Parliament’s website on how to make submissions to Parliamentary committees.  We expect this would be of interest to PHNs and HHSs, among others.