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August Advocacy Update
The August advocacy update covers various topics, including ensuring the suitability of Federal Parliament members, consulting on fees for outdoor training on Crown land in Victoria, meetings with the Federal Government regarding the National Preventive Health Strategy and National Sports Plan, and participation in the National Sports Convention and Disability Expo in Sydney.
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July Advocacy Update
In this July advocacy update, we highlight key initiatives such as the Innovation Grant City of Sydney, our Submission to the Review on My Aged Care, the impactful efforts by Sutherland Shire Council, and the growing recognition of the significance of physical activity in Romania and the VAT-free leisure industry in the UK.
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June Advocacy Update 2023
This June advocacy update highlights AUSactive Professionals' vital role in preventive health outcomes. Our registered members empower communities with subsidised physical activity programs under Medicare, effectively combating chronic diseases. Recent studies affirm the preventative benefits of physical activity. The 2023 Federal Budget aligns with the National Preventive Health Strategy, encouraging health prevention and sports proposals. AUSactive advocates for program recognition and funding and supports public health campaigns promoting physical activity.
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May Advocacy Update 2023
This May advocacy update includes some exciting news and initiatives from AUSactive. Our CEO was elected as Chair of World Active, we launched the Healthy Life Report 2023, presented recommendations to government to save Medicare, and continued our efforts to advocate for AUSactive professionals who conduct programs in outdoor open spaces. We also held a virtual Local Government Forum to discuss health and wellbeing initiatives and services to encourage and support councils to deliver physical activity programs in their community.
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World Active becomes a reality!
More than 40 national federation from 5 continents elected the Council! Barrie Elvish as the Chair will lead the platform to the final phase – the launch of the World Active Federation!
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April Advocacy Update 2023
This latest advocacy update includes updates on the Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee, VicHealth Jumpstart Grant, and Meetings with Politicians.
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March advocacy update 2023
It’s been another big month for advocacy across the country.
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AUSactive’s 2023-24 Federal Budget Submission
AUSactive’s budget proposal provides ongoing solutions to our health crisis, will improve the physical and mental health of Australians and save the Government money by preventing chronic disease in the first place and mitigating conditions for those who are experiencing health problems.
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Certificate III & IV in Fitness now recognised as Fee-Free TAFE and VET courses in NSW and NT
AUSactive’s continuous advocacy work across Australia has paved the way for Certificate III and IV in Fitness now being recognised as Fee-Free TAFE courses in New South Wales and the Northern Territory for the 2023 intake year.
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