click to download our election document

click to download our election document

Over the last year there have been a number of positive steps made in Australia's response to viral hepatitis. However, there is much more to do in coming years if we are to move toward the elimination of viral hepatitis.

In the lead up to the Federal Election on 2 July 2016, Hepatitis Australia has contacted each of the key political parties to highlight the importance of viral hepatitis.  This included asking each of the parties to outline their commitment in three key areas. These include:

  • continuing to support for the strong partnership approach to
    hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other blood-borne viruses

  • being a public voice against hepatitis related stigma, and
  • working with the state and territory governments to develop a cohesive response to viral hepatitis in prisons

The responses from each of the political parties will be made available on this site as they become available.

You can read our full election document, Federal Election 2016: Leading Australia towards the elimination of viral hepatitis by using the links below.

Party Responses

Australian Labor Party 

Response received. Download response (622KB

Liberal/National Coalition

Australian Greens

Response received. Download response (167 KB)

Response received. Download response (5 pages 217KB)