Advocacy Letters

As Australia’s largest and most influential organisation for dietitians, we advocate for nutrition and dietetic issues.

This includes writing letters to:

  1. Encourage and discourage action or outcomes on issues.
  2. Congratulate Government and other organisations on actions.
  3. Emphasise the contribution dietitians provide to the health of Australians. 
DATE: TITLE/SUBJECT: SUBMITTED TO:
Nov-20 Requesting dietetic services in aged care homes be added to the essential services list
  1. The Hon Mick Murray MLA, Minister for Senior and Ageing
  2. The Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health
  3. The Hon Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
  4. The Hon Craig Crawford, Minister for Seniors and Disability Services
  5. The Hon Yvette D’Ath, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
  6. The Hon Luke Donnellan, Minister for Health
  7. The Hon Martin Foley, Minister for Health
  8. Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, Minister for Health
  9. Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing
Nov-20 Requesting dietetic services in aged care homes be added to the essential services list  

The Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians

 

Nov-20 Benefits of telehealth  

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Commonwealth Minister for Health

Nov-20 How’s Your Head Today? Campaign  

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Commonwealth Minister for Health

Nov-20 Congratulations  

Andrew Barr MLA, ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Climate Action

Nov-20 Congratulations  

Emma Davidson MLA, ACT Minister for Disability and Minister for Mental Health

Nov-20 Congratulations  

Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, ACT Minister for Health and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Nov-20 Congratulations  

The Hon Craig Crawford MP, QLD Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, and Minister for Seniors and Disability Services

Nov-20 Congratulations  

The Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, QLD Minister for Health and Ambulance Services

Nov-20 Congratulations  

The Hon Mark Furner MP, QLD Minister for Rural Communities and Minister for Agricultural Industry Development

Nov-20 Congratulations  

Meaghan Scanlon MP, QLD Minister for the Environment and Great Barrier Reef

Nov-20 Mental health workforce  

  1. The Hon James Merlino, Minister for Mental Health
  2. The Hon Jeremy Rockliff, Minster for Mental Health
Sep-20 Permanent telehealth services
  1. The Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
  2. The Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians
  3. The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
  4. The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians
  5. The Hon Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians
  6. The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister for Health
  7. Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Health Spokesperson
  8. The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel
Sep-20 QLD & NSW border restrictions
  1. The Hon Brad Hazzard, Minister for Health, NSW Government
  2. Liza-Jane McBride, Chief Allied Health Officer, Queensland Health
  3. Dr John Wakefield PSM, Director General, Queensland Health
  4. Greg Fowler, Principal Policy Advisor, Office of the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Sep-20 Essential services Liza-Jane McBride, Chief Allied Health Officer, Queensland Health
Aug-20 Monitoring Aged Care quality  

Ms Lynelle Brigs & The Honourable Tony Pagone QC, Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Aug-20 Call to reverse wording on the NDIS website National Disability Insurance Agency
Jul-20 Review of Australian Dietary Guidelines  

Professor Anne Kelso AD, Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council

Jul-20 Congratulations  

Dr Anne-Marie Boxall, Chief Allied Health Officer, Department of Health

Jul-20 Letter of support, The Change Program  

National Health and Medical Research Council

Jul-20 Letter of support, Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Better Mental Health (CLIMB)  

Assessment Panel, Special Initiative in Mental Health, National Health and Medical Research Council

Jul-20 Permanent telehealth services  

  1. The Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
  2. The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
  3. The Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians
  4. The Hon Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians
  5. The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister for Health
  6. The Hon Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors
  7. The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel
  8. The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians
Jun-20 Funding for adult eating disorder treatment facility in Tasmania  

The Hon Jeremy Rockcliff, Deputy Premier, Tasmanian Government

May-20 Current and future provisions of health services in the South-West Sydney Growth Region  

The Hon, Greg Donnelly MLC, Chairperson, Parliament of New South Wales

May-20 Congratulations  

Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health, Department of Health

May-20 Subscription fees for APDs  

Ms Jo Hartley, Editor in Chief, Australian Doctor Group

Apr-20 Telehealth
  1. Comcare                                                    
  2. RTWSA
  3. WorkSafeTAS
  4. WorkSafeVIC
  5. NT Worksafe
Apr-20 Chronic health condition definition  

  1. David Weiss, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health
  2. Penny Shakespeare, Deputy Secretary for Health Financing, Department of Health
Apr-20 Allied healt