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Over recent months, we have launched three powerful documents, outlining our key asks of the Commonwealth and highlighting that our health system is letting down Australians because of the lack of access to timely diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

Combined, our Working Together for Better Eye Care policy platform2022-2023 Budget submission and 2022 Federal Election platform (both detailed and brief versions) outline how, with practical, low cost investment and reasonable changes in policy, the delivery of eye health can be enhanced through the effective utilisation of our highly skilled workforce. Importantly, we are advocating for optometrists to work to their full and evolving scope of practice.

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We are stronger together, and people power has, and will always, deliver change.  As optometrists you are an important part of your local community and each and every one of you has the power to help move us forward for the positive future of our profession.

Use our online advocacy tool below to send an email to your local Federal MP inviting them to meet with you and discuss why optometry matters. Check out our video on how to use the OneClickPolitics tool and for tips on meeting with your Federal MP, see the recording of our recent webcast on this topic.

Questions?

Contact our Member Support and Optometry Advancement team on 03 9668 8500 or via policy@optometry.org.au. We look forward to working with you to strengthen optometry and ensure a sustainable future for optometrists.

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