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PACFA advocates for appropriate, accessible health services to meet the bio-psychosocial needs of consumers. Counselling and psychotherapy focus on the prevention of mental illness and the provision of psychotherapeutic interventions for psychological difficulties, while actively promoting the development, mental health and wellbeing of consumers.

We are actively campaigning for recognition of counsellors and psychotherapists by Government and private health funds, building the profile of the counselling and psychotherapy profession, and raising community awareness of counselling and psychotherapy.

For details of our current campaigns see the campaign pages:

 

Submissions to government Date Download
PACFA submission to Government Inquiry – 1800 RESPECT Service 5 October 2017 PDF
PACFA submission to Private Health Funds  2017 10 July 2017 PDF
PACFA Submission on consultation on Sexual Assault Counselling Privilege 15 April 2016 PDF
HANSARD Transcript of PACFA testimony – Senate Inquiry on mental health of ADF personnel 31 August 2015 PDF
PACFA submission to Senate Inquiry on mental health of ADF personnel 24 June 2015 PDF
PACFA submission to ACCC on private health insurance 25 January 2015 PDF
PACFA submission to AHMAC Consultation on National Code of Conduct 14 April 2014 PDF
PACFA submission to NMHC Consultation on review of mental health services 30 April 2014 PDF
PACFA Submission to Treasury on Self-Education Expenses 12 July 2013 PDF
PACFA letter to the Treasurer regarding reforms to self-education expense deductions 13 May 2013 PDF
PACFA letter to the Treasurer regarding reforms to self-education expense deductions 30 May 2013 PDF
PACFA Submission to the Greens’ Consultation on Improving Mental Health Services in Country Australia 5 April 2013 PDF
PACFA Comments on the Draft NDIS Rules 15 March 2013 PDF
PACFA Submission to the Consultation on the Draft NDIS Rules 1 March 2013 PDF
PACFA Submission on the Veterans’ Affairs Draft Mental Health Strategy 15 February 2013 PDF
PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 25 January 2013 PDF
PACFA Submission to the Review of the Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies 21 December 2012 PDF
PACFA Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Private Health Insurance 21 September 2012 PDF
Letter to the Prime Minister signed by PACFA and other stakeholders on reshaping mental health services 2011 PDF
PACFA response to consultation on Draft Code of Conduct for unregistered health practitioners in South Australia 8 December 2011 PDF
PACFA response to consultation on Draft Public Health Regulation 2011 in NSW 9 September 2011 PDF
PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry into  Commonwealth Funding and Administration  of Mental Health Services 29 July 2011 PDF
PACFA response to AHMAC  consultation on Options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners 15 April 2011 PDF
PACFA Submission on Flexible Care Packages for People with Severe Mental Illness February 2011 PDF
PACFA and ACA Submission to DoHA Healthcare Identifiers Consultation 12 March 2010 PDF
PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Suicide  February 2010 PDF

 

Submissions to other Stakeholders Date Download
PACFA Submission to Private Health Funds 1 August 2012 PDF