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A voice at the decision table

We regularly rally our members to help ensure that all our Federal representatives understand the important role of optometry and what is necessary to secure a sustainable and effective eye care system accessible to all Australians.

We believe it is imperative that all political parties recognise the contribution of optometry and support optometrists’ mission to meet the changing needs of our population by embracing a rapidly advancing clinical, technological and communications landscape.

We need your help to broadcast our key messages and we welcome your interest in joining our campaigns.

In the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, several hundred members of Optometry Australia made their thoughts very clear through a concerted and sustained campaign that saw over 4,000 pieces of communication delivered to sitting federal parliamentarians. The campaign was designed to support Optometry Australia’s key election policy priorities, calling on the next Government to support our vision for a sustainable and effective eye care system accessible to all Australians.

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