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CommitteePurposeRepresentative lead
Optometry Board of Australia’s (OBA) Regulatory Reference CommitteePeak group of the sector providing views to Optometry Board of Australia.Darryl Baker; Lyn Brodie
OBA’s CPD and Accreditation CommitteeAssists the OBA in ensuring the CPD program remains effective, relevant and essential for the optometry profession.Luke Arundel
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) Professions Reference GroupProvides feedback, information and advice on strategies for building better knowledge from within the professions about health practitioner regulation, and advising AHPRA on issues affecting the professions.Lyn Brodie
OCANZ member To appoint the OCANZ Board and other governance matters.Lyn Brodie
Indigenous Eye Health Data Report Advisory GroupAdvice to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare regarding development of a report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.Skye Cappuccio
National Rural Health Alliance Peak advisory and advocacy body for rural health matters.Sarah Davies
Vision 2020 AustraliaVision 2020 Australia represents the vision and eye care sector in Australia and draws together members to exchange views, share information, collaborate and develop policies, strategies and submissions to improve eye health and vision care for all Australians.Lyn Brodie, Prevention and Early Intervention committee; Anthea Cochrane, member of Independence and Participation committee; Skye Cappuccio, member of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee. Optometry Australia representatives are also involved in a number of Vision 2020 Australia projects and working groups.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care: Cataract Care Standard • Advise the commission on the scope and key components of care
• Advise on the formulation of quality statements and supporting indicators
Simon Hanna
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA)AHPA is the peak national organisation for allied health professions in Australia, representing and advocating for the role of allied health professionals in our health system.Management committee – Lyn Brodie; Skye Cappuccio. Optometry Australia representatives are also engaged in other AHPA working and advisory groups.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Health Consultative Forum

(Government appointment)
Provide principal global advice on areas impacting on optometry and issues consistent with other primary and allied health sectors.Kerryn Hart

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.