About this inquiry

Hepatitis C is a serious health issue in Australia, with the latest data indicating that 230 000 people live with a chronic, long-lasting infection. The Standing Committee on Health will inquire into and report on Hepatitis C in Australia.



Past Public Hearings

04 May 2015: Canberra, ACT
20 Mar 2015: Canberra, ACT
10 Mar 2015: West Perth, WA

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled on 25 June 2015

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Terms of Reference

In light of the recent release of the Australian Government’s Fourth National Hepatitis C Strategy, the Standing Committee on Health inquire into and report on:

  1. prevalence rates of Hepatitis C in Australia

  2. Hepatitis C early testing and treatment options available through:

    1. primary care 
    2. acute care 
    3. Aboriginal Medical Services 
    4. prisons

  3. the costs associated with treating the short term and long term impacts of Hepatitis C in the community

  4. methods to improve prevention of new Hepatitis C infections, and methods to reduce the stigma associated with a positive diagnosis through:

    1. the public health system
    2. public health awareness and prevention campaigns to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by Hepatitis C 
    3. non-government organisations through health awareness and prevention programmes.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Health
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4145
Fax: +61 2 6277 4427
health.reps@aph.gov.au