Australian Government Response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health Inquiry into Hepatitis C in Australia

Page last updated: 01 November 2016

On 7 November 2014, the former Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, referred the inquiry into hepatitis C in Australia to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health (the Committee).

On 25 June 2015, the Committee tabled its report – The Silent Disease - on the Inquiry into Hepatitis C in Australia (the Report). The Report made 10 recommendations relating to:

  • enhancing reporting on the Fourth National Hepatitis C Strategy 2014-2017;
  • raising awareness and understanding of hepatitis C through targeted awareness campaigns;
  • improving testing and treatment regimens; and
  • reaching populations at high risk of infection, including migrant groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; and those in custodial settings.

The Australian Government response to the Committee’s report was tabled on 9 November 2016.

The Australian Government’s response to hepatitis C is guided by the Fourth National Hepatitis C Strategy 2014-2017.