Advocacy Update | Chiropractic Australia

Advocacy Update | Chiropractic Australia

Advocacy Update | Chiropractic Australia

Update

In response to our recent advocacy effort and submission to the Victorian Government, Minister Foley’s office confirmed last week that the list of industries eligible to receive the second-round support package had been broadened to include Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services (Class 8534), which had previously been excluded; despite no longer having access to JobKeeper or other financial support. This was positive and timely outcome for those effected by current lockdown restrictions, and a reassuring reminder to all our members throughout Australia that your concerns are being heard and the needs of our profession are being recognised.

Chiropractic Australia has also been in regular, direct contact with Chief Allied Health Officer – Donna Markham – to provide expert interpretation, guidance and clarity around COVIDSafe restrictions as they unfold and evolve, and to deliver clear guidance as to how this effects you and you practice.

On behalf of all CA Members and the broader profession, Chiropractic Australia is committed to actively and impactfully advocating to the public, Government, regulators, & third-party payers to ensure that your collective voice is heard and your interests are represented.

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As the peak national organisation & recognised voice for allied health professions in Australia, (AHPA) has an important strategic leadership role & is the body that the Federal Government & other national organisations turn to when they seek a collective view of allied health. As of November 30th 2021, CA has officially been inducted as a valued member of AHPA, joining the 23 other allied health peak bodies that comprise the AHPA membership. This is a significant development for CA & our members & we remain committed to driving the chiropractic profession forward.
Earlier this week, the CA CEO, President, & Clinical Lead & Policy Advisor met with the Chief Allied Health Officer Dr Anne-Marie Boxall & senior departmental staff to discuss key strategic priorities, the role of allied health in the broader healthcare landscape and solutions offered by primary care for improving patient outcomes across Australia. Encouraged by Dr Boxall’s commitment to bringing together allied health professions and practitioners, CA looks forward to continuing this positive dialogue.
A graduate of the CQU in Brisbane, Dr Joshua Steen completed his Bachelor of Chiropractic and Masters of Clinical Chiropractic in 2019. Over the past few years of clinical practice in Brisbane, Joshua has developed a strong interest in human movement which has contributed to his passion for incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to treating patient’s injuries. Joshua uses a range of therapies and is passionate about continuing his professional development to constantly enhance his techniques and practice for the benefit of his patients.

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