2022-23 Tasmanian Pre-Budget Submission

OTA recently lodged a submission with the Tasmanian Government Department of Treasury as part of its annual budget consultation process.

To enable occupational therapists to operate effectively in Tasmania, OTA recommends that the Tasmanian Government invest in delivering:

  • More favourable remuneration and employment conditions to support attraction and retention of occupational therapists in the Tasmanian Health Service (THS);
  • Increased funding for the THS to provide placement opportunities for occupational therapy students from the University of Tasmania;
  • Funding to support the uptake of digital data capture and utilisation across the health care system; and
  • Increased number of discipline-specific mental health roles for occupational therapists within the THS, as well as inclusion of occupational therapists in all relevant mental health funding programs.

You can find the pre-budget submission here.

OTA will analyse the 2022-23 Tasmanian State Budget when it is handed down in May and prepare a summary of key initiatives for members.

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