Leading into Budget week in Canberra this week, was a journey in planning, months in advance by member based groups, to advocate for new policy and funding changes in the Australian Health System.
Some paths are taken because of new crises to be addressed in the workforce, others in considering new models of care to treat patients, or simply to get new medications onto the PBS.
Australian Health Journal met with a number of industry heads after the budget on their journeys so far in lobbying for change, their achievements, some of the disappointments and their thoughts on the road ahead, with an election round the corner.
00:35 Tegan Carrison, Executive Director Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)
03:12 John Bruning, CEO Australasian College of Paramedicine (ACP)
09:09 Paul Sadler, CEO Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
12:06 Karen Booth, President Australian Primary Health Care Association (APNA)
19:45 Jo Armstrong, CEO Cystic Fibrosis Australia
23:25 Elizabeth de Somer, CEO Medicines Australia