Register HERE to join these webinar discussions, happening today (8 November) and next Tuesday (15 November).
The Budget (this year and next), healthcare and health policy
8 November, 5pm AEDT
The aim of the webinar is to provide a platform for discussion about health policy and healthcare in the wake of the Federal Budget, and to inform a related article at Croakey, with Alison Barrett reporting.
5pm: Melissa Sweet, Acknowledgement of Country and introductions
5.05pm: Jennifer Doggett, moderator and Croakey editor: Setting the scene
5.10pm: Abe Ropitini is a Māori man of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Maniapoto iwi, with ancestral links to Palawa Country, Tasmania. He has a background in medical anthropology and international development, and has managed projects across health, disability, aged care, reconciliation, and digital transformation. Abe is the Executive Director of Population Health at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO). See VACCHO State election platform
5.15pm: Dr Laksmi Govindasamy is a public health physician on Wurundjeri Country, and is also training to be an emergency physician and is doing a PhD exploring Gender and Leadership Development in Emergency Medicine in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. See her recent article at Croakey: Six important priorities for the Victorian election. Plus useful public health career tips!
5.20pm: Scott Willis, a physiotherapist based in Burnie, lutruwita/Tasmania, and the first Indigenous man elected National President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. See his articles at Croakey: Speaking from personal experience, this physiotherapist urges better care for Long COVID; Building a collective wish list for health reform.
See also these APA papers: The future of physiotherapy in Australia; and Strengthening Medicare.
5.25pm: Dr Elizabeth Deveny, the new CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia, and also chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency
See CHF statement on the Budget: A ‘no surprises’ budget but true health reform awaits
5.35-5.50: Questions and discussion
5.50pm: Jennifer Doggett sums up key themes
5.58pm: Melissa Sweet wraps up formal proceedings – next week, we focus on health in all policies, the cultural, social and commercial determinants of health, with Dr Summer May Finlay moderating the discussions.
See our archive of articles about the first Federal Budget of the Albanese Government