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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.

Submissions to Government Date File
PACFA Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Australian Government Job-Ready Graduates Package 

16 Sep 2020

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PACFA Submission to the Australian Government Job-Ready Graduates Package Draft Legislation

18 Aug 2020

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ARCAP letter to Minister for Health Access to Health Coaches via the MBS and Australia’s COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Response

14 Aug 2020

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PACFA Submission to the NMHC  – Addressing the needs of LGBTQI+ people in the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan 2020

27 Jul 2020

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PACFA letter to Education Minister regarding Higher Education Reform Package

26 Jun 2020

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PACFA Response to Productivity Commission Draft Report on Mental Health

23 Jan 2020

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ARCAP Response to Report from the Mental Health Reference Group

17 May 2019

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ARCAP submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry

5 Apr 2019

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PACFA Eating disorders submission to the MBS Review

8 Jun 2018

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PACFA submission to Medicare Benefits Schedule Review

25 Jan 2018

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PACFA submission to Government Inquiry – 1800 RESPECT Service

5 Oct 2017

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PACFA submission to Private Health Funds  

10 Jul 2017

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PACFA submission on consultation on Sexual Assault Counselling Privilege

15 Apr 2016

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HANSARD Transcript of PACFA testimony – Senate Inquiry on mental health of ADF personnel

31 Aug 2015

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PACFA submission to Senate Inquiry on mental health of ADF personnel

24 Jun 2015

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PACFA submission to ACCC on private health insurance

25 Jan 2015

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PACFA submission to AHMAC Consultation on National Code of Conduct

14 Apr 2014

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PACFA submission to NMHC Consultation on review of mental health services

30 Apr 2014

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PACFA Submission to Treasury on Self-Education Expenses

12 Jul 2013

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PACFA letter to the Treasurer regarding reforms to self-education expense deductions

30 May 2013

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PACFA Submission to the Greens’ Consultation on Improving Mental Health Services in Country Australia

5 Apr 2013

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PACFA Comments on the Draft NDIS Rules

15 Mar 2013

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PACFA Submission to the Consultation on the Draft NDIS Rules

1 Mar  2013

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PACFA Submission on the Veterans’ Affairs Draft Mental Health Strategy

15 Feb  2013

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PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

25 Jan 2013

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PACFA Submission to the Review of the Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies

21 Dec 2012

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PACFA Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Private Health Insurance

21 Sep 2012

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PACFA response to consultation on Draft Code of Conduct for unregistered health practitioners in South Australia

8 Dec 2011

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PACFA response to consultation on Draft Public Health Regulation 2011 in NSW

9 Sep 2011

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PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry into  Commonwealth Funding and Administration  of Mental Health Services

29 Jul 2011

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PACFA response to AHMAC  consultation on Options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners

15 Apr 2011

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PACFA Submission on Flexible Care Packages for People with Severe Mental Illness

Feb 2011

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PACFA and ACA Submission to DoHA Healthcare Identifiers Consultation

12 Mar 2010

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PACFA Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Suicide

 Feb 2010

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Submissions to other Stakeholders Date File
PACFA Submission to Private Health Funds 1 Aug 2012 PDF
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