About this inquiry

Following a referral on 27 August 2019 from the Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, the Committee will inquire into and report on allergies and anaphylaxis.
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Terms of Reference

Inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on:

  1. The potential and known causes, prevalence, impacts and costs of anaphylaxis in Australia;
  2. The adequacy of food and drug safety process and food and drug allergy management, auditing and compliance (including food allergen labelling by manufacturers and food service providers);
  3. The adequacy and consistency of professional education, training, management/treatment standards and patient record systems for allergy and anaphylaxis;
  4. Access to and cost of services, including diagnosis, testing, management, treatment and support;
  5. Developments in research into allergy and anaphylaxis including prevention, causes, treatment and emerging treatments (such as oral immunotherapy);
  6. Unscientific diagnosis and treatments being recommended and used by some consumers; and
  7. The impact of unnecessary drug avoidance due to unconfirmed drug allergies and its management, such drug allergy ‘de-labelling’.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
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Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4145
Fax: 02 6277 4427
Health.Reps@aph.gov.au

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