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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 governmentDateDownload
ARCAP submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry5 April 2019PDF
Eating disorders submission to the MBS Review8 June 2018PDF
PACFA submission to Medicare Benefits Schedule Review25 January 2018PDF
PACFA submission to Government Inquiry – 1800 RESPECT Service5 October 2017PDF
PACFA submission to Private Health Funds  201710 July 2017PDF
PACFA submission on consultation on Sexual Assault Counselling Privilege15 April 2016PDF
HANSARD Transcript of PACFA testimony – Senate Inquiry on mental health of ADF personnel31 August 2015PDF
PACFA submission to Senate Inquiry on mental health of ADF personnel24 June 2015PDF
PACFA submission to ACCC on private health insurance25 January 2015PDF
PACFA submission to AHMAC Consultation on National Code of Conduct14 April 2014PDF
PACFA submission to NMHC Consultation on review of mental health services30 April 2014PDF
PACFA Submission to Treasury on Self-Education Expenses12 July 2013PDF
PACFA letter to the Treasurer regarding reforms to self-education expense deductions13 May 2013PDF
PACFA letter to the Treasurer regarding reforms to self-education expense deductions30 May 2013PDF
PACFA Submission to the Greens’ Consultation on Improving Mental Health Services in Country Australia5 April 2013PDF
PACFA Comments on the Draft NDIS Rules15 March 2013PDF
PACFA Submission to the Consultation on the Draft NDIS Rules1 March 2013PDF
PACFA Submission on the Veterans’ Affairs Draft Mental Health Strategy15 February 2013PDF
PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 201225 January 2013PDF
PACFA Submission to the Review of the Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies21 December 2012PDF
PACFA Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Private Health Insurance21 September 2012PDF
Letter to the Prime Minister signed by PACFA and other stakeholders on reshaping mental health services2011PDF
PACFA response to consultation on Draft Code of Conduct for unregistered health practitioners in South Australia8 December 2011PDF
PACFA response to consultation on Draft Public Health Regulation 2011 in NSW9 September 2011PDF
PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry into  Commonwealth Funding and Administration  of Mental Health Services29 July 2011PDF
PACFA response to AHMAC  consultation on Options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners15 April 2011PDF
PACFA Submission on Flexible Care Packages for People with Severe Mental IllnessFebruary 2011PDF
PACFA and ACA Submission to DoHA Healthcare Identifiers Consultation12 March 2010PDF
PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Suicide February 2010PDF
Submissions to other StakeholdersDateDownload
PACFA Submission to Private Health Funds1 August 2012PDF