Lung Cancer Policy

Working towards a brighter future

As Australia’s leading charity and Peak Health Advisory Body for lung health, Lung Foundation Australia continuously advocates to improve access to treatments and clinical care for people living with lung cancer and lung disease, and for best-practice and innovative preventative measures to decrease the incidence of lung disease in Australia.

In partnership with our members, respiratory clinicians and other experts, we develop position statements, submissions, policy and budget proposals on matters affecting the lung health of Australians. These include:

Making Lung Cancer a Fair Fight: A Blueprint for Reform

Making Lung Cancer A Fair Fight: A Blueprint for Reform was prepared to raise awareness about the burden of lung cancer in Australia and the particular challenges faced by people diagnosed with the condition. Read more here.

National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions

The National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions provides a comprehensive, collaborative, and evidence-based approach to reducing the individual and societal burden of lung conditions and improving lung health. Lung Foundation Australia continues to support the achievement of the recommendations, with successes and improvements made. Read more here.

Prevention and early detection

We are also committed to driving medicine reform and ensuring that the prevention and early detection of lung cancer are also supported. We continue to advocate for and deliver initiatives for the prevention of lung cancer such as smoke-free places and protecting youth from e-cigarettes. We are also working to improve the early detection of lung cancer through strong support for the Cancer Australia recommended national lung cancer screening program. Both tobacco control and lung cancer screening are key recommendations as part of Lung Foundation Australia’s 2022 Federal Election Priorities. To read more about our advocacy on these and other lung health issues, and to get involved, click here.

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts
  • Opens 1 June 2022
  • Closes 31 August 2022
  • Notifications sent Mid-September 2022
  • Early Bird Registration
  • Early Bird closes 15 October 2022
  • Australian Lung Cancer Conference 2023
  • Conference dates 15 - 17 February 2023