New Parliamentary Inquiry into Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

Issue date: Friday, 3 December 2021

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has commenced an inquiry into childhood rheumatic diseases.

The Chair of the Committee, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, said that the Committee looks forward to receiving information on childhood rheumatic diseases and juvenile arthritis.

Mr Zimmerman commented that ‘the Committee will examine research into the causes of childhood rheumatic diseases and will focus on the health, social, educational and economic health impacts on children and adults who develop these diseases.

The Committee will also look at access to medical services, including diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management and support for all patients. The inquiry will focus on Best Practice quality of care and availability of treatments as well as assessing the professional education and training that is currently available for patients.

We’re looking forward to hearing from the public, health professionals, patients and all interested stakeholders on how Australia’s health system could improve the management of rheumatic diseases for all patients and their families.

Submissions from interested individuals and organisations are invited by Friday 04 February 2022. The preferred method of receiving submissions is by electronic format lodged online using a My Parliament account.

Further information about the Committee’s inquiry, including the full terms of reference and details on how to lodge a submission are available at the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries

Ben Ingram 0401 554 097 – Trent Zimmerman’s office

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4145

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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