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Engaging with Government

Public policy can greatly influence the life science sector environment and the timely delivery of patient access to the medicines they need. As such, Pfizer Australia engages with Government to share its extensive knowledge and global perspectives about public health, disease prevention, health education and affordability for the community.

Having a transparent relationship with Government and being able to contribute to policy discussions is important for Pfizer to meet the needs of both patients and shareholders. Health is a key issue for all Australians, so Pfizer Australia contributes across a range of related areas including access to medicines, efficacy and safety, prevention as well as important public health priorities such as antimicrobial resistance.

Pfizer Australia attends and occasionally sponsors conferences, workshops and roundtable discussions on policy developments and the future of Australia's healthcare system. This includes participation in business forum events organised by political parties, with registration costs declared as financial donations.
 
From July 2018 to June 2019 Pfizer Australia contributed financially to the following political parties:

  • Australian Labor Party: $24,560 (including GST)
  • Liberal Party of Australia: $20,000 (including GST)

  • National Party of Australia: $7,480 (including GST)

Pfizer Australia declares all financial contributions to political parties through the Australian Electoral Commission annual financial disclosure process. Further information regarding political contributions is available on the Australian Electoral Commission website.