Submissions

All IAHA submissions are informed by our members, strategic priorities, national position papers and our vision and purpose. IAHA is persistent in the assertion that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have the right to achieve health equity through improved access to culturally responsive allied health care that is recognised as an essential part of a holistic approach to achieving optimal health and wellbeing. In developing its submissions, IAHA seeks the contributions of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health graduate and student membership, who hold unique cultural and professional perspectives and can provide valuable insight into the holistic health, education and employment needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

2016

Consultation of draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan. Joint response from Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA), the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) submitted 9 December 2016.

Public consultation on the revised Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Code of Ethics for Pharmacists, IAHA response submitted 14 November 2016.

Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) Review, IAHA response submitted 22 July 2016.

Further consultation on Accreditation Standards for entry-level physiotherapy in Australia – IAHA response submitted on 20 June 2016

Pharmacy Trial Program discussion – Expression of Interest submitted 29 April 2016

Consultation – Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) review of the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia (2010). IAHA response submitted online on 2 May 2016

Speech Pathology Australia’s Speech Pathology 2030 project – IAHA hosted a Conversation about the future on 11 March 2016 and submitted IAHA response on 16 March 2016.

Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the future of the aged care workforce – Joint submission between Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA), Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), Indigenous Allied Health Association (IAHA) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA), submitted on 1 March 2016.

2015

Private Health Insurance Consultation – Joint submission between Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) and Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), submitted on 1 December 2015.

Health Workforce Scholarship Programme Consultation – Joint submission between Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA), submitted on 15 September 2015.

Review of Accreditation Standards for entry-level physiotherapy in Australia Consultation – IAHA feedback on Draft two of the Accreditation Standard, and draft of the Evidence Guide submitted on 8 September 2016

Primary Health Care Advisory Group (PHCAG) consultation

  • IAHA submission to PHCAG consultation, submitted via online survey on 3 September 2015
  • Contributed to Australian Allied Health Forum response to the Primary Health Care Advisory Group Consultation on Primary Health Care established by the Australian Government, submitted on 3 September 2015. Download this submission as a pdf here.

IAHA Submission to the Select Committee on Health inquiry into health policy administration and expenditure

Review of Accreditation Standards for entry-level physiotherapy in Australia Consultation. IAHA response first draft of the Accreditation Standard submitted on 26 June 2015.

2014 and earlier

IAHA Submission to the Senate inquiry into the prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia

Code of Conduct consultation

Changes to Racial Discrimination Act

Submission to Health Plan

Submission to Review of National Practice Standards for Mental Health Workforce

Submission to Review of OT Accreditation Standard