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We had:

Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) Commissioner Natalie Lewis, talking about the First Nations children’s commissioners focus on kids in care. Australian First Nations children’s commissioners and guardians met in Brisbane last week to explore strategies that will improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families across the country.

Scott Willis, President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, talking about the Medicare and GP rebate debate. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews made a callout last week, adding further priority and urgency to the Medicare reform debate that is shaping up to be a key policy concern in 2023. This call from the Premier and the subsequent debate over the past few days, support many of the solutions the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has been lobbying for to provide better patient care.

Margaret McDonald, Spinal Life Australia Queensland North Regional Manager, talking about how leading Queensland disability group encourages participation in Year of Accessible Tourism. For Australians living with disabilities, travelling can be a challenge due to accessibility issues. To help improve this situation, the Queensland Government has declared 2023 ‘the Year of Accessible Tourism’, and has pledged to provide assistance for businesses to help improve their accessibility.

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