SRB Policy

SRB Strategic Plan

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Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research – the McKeon Review

The Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia was established by the government in late 2011. The Review is to report by the end of 2012 and recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation. The Panel is chaired by 2011 Australian of the Year, Mr Simon McKeon AO. Visit to view terms of reference. The review received over 300 initial submissions many from key stakeholders including ASMR (see and SRB collated by our Past President Mark Hedger. The Consultation Paper is now available on this website for public comment from 3 October until 31 October 2012.


Summarised within the document are 21 recommendations - with the first and key recommendation Drive Research Activity in the Health System by protected investment of 3% of Australian, state and territory government health expenditure (an additional A$2 to A$3bn annually by 2023) to drive research activity with the health system as an embedded component. The McKeon Review has been likened to the 1998 commissioned Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia, chaired by Peter Wills. The Wills Review was extensive and provided the framework for future government policy. SRB encourages your careful consideration and evaluation of this document – and encourages members to comment by 31st October 2012.



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