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Transparency Disclosures


We believe in putting something back into the community, and we define this ‘community’, both geographically and in the broader sense. Not just the neighbourhoods where our buildings are located, but also the groups of patients and families directly affected by the diseases that our products treat. In this way we can always ensure that our community activities will be closely aligned to our wider objectives as a business.

Working with Healthcare Professionals

As a member of Medicines Australia, Shire Australia is obliged to comply with the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct (the “Code”), which sets the standard for the ethical promotion and marketing of medicines in Australia. Specifically, the Code requires Shire Australia to make certain information publicly available about its payments and transfers of value to healthcare professionals. Reportable payments or transfers of value are:

  • Payments for the provision of services such as giving a lecture, chairing an educational meeting, providing advice as a member of an Advisory Board or as a Consultant
  • Airfares, accommodation and/or conference registration fees to attend medical education as part of those services.

Shire Australia has prepared the report for publication in accordance with the specific requirements of the Code, and Australian privacy laws.

The report is designed to be read on this website. It is also provided as a downloadable CSV file.

To comply with Australian privacy laws, the report may have to be amended from time to time. This report contains the most up to date information available to Shire Australia. Any use or disclosure of the data contained in the report by a third party is the responsibility of that third party, which must also comply with Australian privacy laws.

For further information about the details in the report, please go to www.medicinesaustralia.com.au.

The report is available here. Reports will be available for at least three years from the date of publication.

Please contact transparencyau@shire.com for all transparency reporting enquiries.

 Date  
1 November 2017 – 30 April 2018PDFCSV
1 May 2017 – 31 October 2017PDFCSV
1 November 2016 – 30 April 2017PDFCSV
1 May 2016 – 31 October 2016PDFCSV
1 October 2015 – 30 April 2016PDFCSV

Working with Health Consumer Organisations

Health Consumer Organisations (HCOs) are important partners for Shire Australia. We strive to enable people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives and through partnering with HCOs, consumers may gain a greater understanding of how to manage diseases to improve their health and quality of life.

Shire Australia is proud of its growing involvement with HCOs to promote the quality use of medicine. We are committed to working within the "Medicines Australia Working Together Guide" to ensure that relationships between Shire Australia and HCOs reflect respect for independence, openness and transparency, achieving and maintaining public trust, accountability and fairness.

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