2018 Submissions

2018 Submissions

Optometry Australia regularly represents the interests of the profession and of members through submissions to Government and non-Government inquiries and consultations.  Submissions reflect established positions of Optometry Australia. They are developed through collaboration between the national office and state divisions of the organisation, and frequently involve consultation with the organisation's advisory groups, members with relevant expertise or the broader membership.

Previous Submissions (access our Archive here)

Submission to the MBS Review Committee

Optometry Australia has detailed recommendations on amendments required to contemporise the Optometric Benefits Schedule, in a submission to the Commonwealth Government.

Senate Inquiry into My Health Records 2018

Optometry Australia submission to the Senate Community References Committee.

Aged Care Workforce Strategy 

Optometry Australia submission to the Australian Department of Health 2018.

Closing the Gap Refresh 2018

Optometry Australia submission to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

Optometry Australia submission to the Federal Budget 2018-2019

These recommendations to Government outlined in our platform are aimed at supporting the delivery and accessibility of primary eye health care for all Australians.

Senate Committee inquiry into the value of private health insurance

Submission (hyperlink to attached PDF) to the Senate Committee inquiry into the value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs. 

Pre-Federal Budget submission 2017-2018

This submission provides the Federal Government our key funding asks in the lead up to the federal budget.

Proposed reforms to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

Submission in response to proposed changes to the National Law as proposed by COAG’s Health Workforce Principal Committee.

ACCC’s report to the Senate on Private Health Insurance 2015-16

Submission to help inform the ACCC’s report to the Senate on private health insurance anti-competitive and other practices, with a particular focus on information provided to consumers, for the period of 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions

Submission to the COAG Health Council in response to the discussion paper raising issues for consideration and debate about the current accreditation systems for health professions.