Submissions are prepared on behalf of and in consultation with members and are aimed at driving change to legislation and State and Commonwealth policy.

  • 07.02.20

Submission: State Budget 2020-21

While the VHA is calling on the Victorian Government to provide an immediate ‘band aid’ of funding to enable the system to function effectively in the short-term, few would agree that continuous increases in funding is sustainable nor would many agree that injections of funds is appropriate without fundamental shifts in the way care is delivered. The VHA calls on the government to fund new approaches now, focused on wellness and a holistic view of a person, to relieve pressure and better plan for demand of the future.

  • 03.02.20

Submission: Joint submission to the Productivity Commission draft report into mental health

The VHA and Mental Health Victoria have collaborated on a submission to the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Australia’s mental health system. The submission covers the breadth of the mental health system, and the other parts of the public health and social service systems that it commonly interacts with.

  • 03.02.20

Submission: Commonwealth Budget 2020-21

The VHA calls on the Australian Government to offer an opportunity to create change that ensures equitable access to health and disability care for all Australians in its 2020-21 Budget.

  • 09.12.19

Submission: Nurse practitioner prescribing arrangements

The VHA has contributed to the DHHS consultation on nurse practitioner prescribing arrangements.

  • 27.11.19

Submission: Audit of hospital and aged care food

The VHA submission highlights specific aged care issues such as the impact of dementia, appetite loss, mandatory quality indicators, the aged care quality standards, and dignity of risk/human rights, that need to be considered as part of the audit.

  • 12.11.19

Submission: Improving home care payments

The VHA has made a submission to the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) consultation on improving home care payment arrangements.

  • 31.10.19

Submission: Improving the NDIS experience

The VHA has provided a submission into Improving the NDIS experience: Establishing a participant service guarantee and removing legislative tape.

  • 08.07.19

Submission: Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

The VHA and Mental Health Victoria, alongside VHA members, have prepared a joint submission into the Royal Commission on Victoria's Mental Health System. To view the submission click the link.

  • 14.06.19

Submission: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety

The VHA, on behalf of its members, has provided a submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. 

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