Australian Paediatric Society

Position Statements

The Australian Paediatric Society contributes to the RACP Division of Paediatrics Policy Committee. The APS also takes other positions that pertain particularly to rural child health. The Society has contributed to the Select Senate Inquiry into Telemedicine (1998) and the recent Senate Inquiry into Rural Child Health Services. Recent APS Position Statements include:

  • Submission to MBS review 2019 Download
  • Funding Diabetes Care for Rural Children and Adolescents April 2010
  • Australian Rural Child Health Services  – Senate Submission Paper. 2011
  • Global Warming June 2012
  • Adults in Children’s Wards June 2012
  • Prescribing of specialised infant formulae Aug 2012
  • Proposed cap on self education expenses June 2013
  • Abuse of Children in Detention (May 2015)
    • The Australian Paediatric Society calls upon the Australian Federal Government to stop as a matter of urgency detention of children and their families. The meeting feels strongly that they should be released from situations of proven harm and abuse in Australian-run detention centres and not transferred to foreign facilities where harm is likely to occur. The meeting recognises that detention of young vulnerable individuals causes lifelong physical, psychological and developmental harm. The meeting notes that when these circumstances occur for Australian resident children they mandate reporting to, and subsequent action by, state and territory child protection services who are however unable to act to protect children in detention.  
  • Type 1 Diabetes in regional schools 2017 Download
  • Diabetes Action Plan for School (pump) 2017  – double sidedDownload
  • Diabetes Action Plan for School (injection) 2017 – double sidedDownload
  • National Allergy Strategy for regional paediatricians survey 2017

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  • PreBudget submission for safe and legal administration of insulin in schools Download