Inquiry into the Performance of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency



On 12 March 2014 the Legal and Social Issues Legislation Committee tabled its report on the Inquiry into the Performance of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. An electronic copy of the Report can be downloaded by clicking on the cover below.


Other Published Documents

Pursuant to Legslative Council Standing Orders, the Committee has authorised the publication of the following additional documents:


Letter and attachments received from AHPRA dated 26 November 2013

 pdfAHPRA_letter_to_Victorian_Parliamentary_Inquiry.pdf 101.95 Kb

pdf Appendix_1_AttA-D_final_1.pdf 8.29 Mb

pdf Appendix_2__Updated_data.pdf 282.13 Kb

pdf Appendix_3_-_Notifications_Key_Performance_Indicators.pdf 60.57 Kb

Public Hearings

Completed Public Hearings

Date Witness  Transcript and related papers


12 December 2012


Department of Health

 pdf Corrected Transcript 114.54 Kb

pdf Presentation 1.48 Mb

pdf Department of Health Response.pdf 10.34 Mb

 17 April 2013

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

 pdf Corrected Transcript 133.92 Kb

pdf Presentation 485.15 Kb


29 May 2013 


Australian Nursing Federation (Vic Branch)

 pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 70.67 Kb

Australian Medical Association (Victoria)

 pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 54.78 Kb

pdf AMA Response.pdf 220.60 Kb

12 June 2013

 Australian Medical Council

 pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 62.91 Kb

 Health Professions Accreditation Councils’ Forum

 pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 32.66 Kb

26 June 2013


Australian Doctors' Fund

 pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 79.51 Kb

pdf ADF Response.pdf 473.97 Kb

Health Services Commissioner

 pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 37.70 Kb

pdf HSC Response.pdf 512.58 Kb

 9 August 2013

 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 44.46 Kb

pdf RACGP Response.pdf 81.24 Kb

 Jennifer Morris

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 53.41 Kb

 Rural Doctors Association Victoria

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 51.30 Kb

 Australian Society of Ophthalmologists

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 49.12 Kb

pdf ASO Glaucoma information.pdf 451.92 Kb

 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 51.47 Kb

 Avant Mutual Group Limited

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 52.46 Kb

pdf Avant Response.pdf 1.46 Mb

 Health Issues Centre

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 47.03 Kb

 Australian Association of Surgeons

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 43.34 Kb

 21 August 2013

 Professor Paddy Dewan

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 63.80 Kb

pdf Presentation.pdf 1.35 Mb

 4 September 2013


 Victorian Doctors Health Program

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 51.06 Kb

 Nurses and Midwifery Health Program

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 53.05 Kb

 18 September 2013

 College of Organisational Psychologists (Vic)

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 67.88 Kb

pdf Response.pdf 262.20 Kb

pdf Measures Comparison Table.pdf 180.79 Kb

pdf Diagram.pdf 289.81 Kb

 22 November 2013











 Australian Medical Association, Queensland

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 416.25 Kb











 Department of Health, Queensland

 Health and Community Services Committee, Queensland

 Bond University, Queensland

 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Queensland

& Queensland Medical Interim Notifications Group

 27 November 2013

 Victorian Board of the Medical Board of Australia

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 120.14 Kb

pdf VBMBA QoN Response 091213.pdf 401.01 Kb

 11 December 2013

 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

pdf Corrected Transcript.pdf 148.58 Kb

pdf Presentation.pdf 260.55 Kb

pdf Response to QON 231213.pdf 53.54 Kb




Written Submissions

The submissions period has now closed. The Committee thanks those organisations and individuals who have made submissions to the Inquiry.

1. pdf Peter Radford 96.05 Kb

2. pdf Australian Doctors Fund Ltd 473.24 Kb

3. pdf Australian Dental Association Vic 102.43 Kb  

4. pdf Dr Norman Castle 25.34 Kb

5. pdf Health Services Commissioner 1.33 Mb

6. pdf Health Care Professions Council 331.29 Kb

7. pdf Royal College of Pathologists of Australia 38.19 Kb

9. pdf Nursing and Midwifery Health Program 170.65 Kb

10. pdf Southern Health 1.31 Mb

11. pdf Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 77.95 Kb

12. pdf Australian Medical Acupuncture College 115.32 Kb

13. pdf Australian College of Nurse Practitioners 193.93 Kb

14. pdf Australian College of Nursing 119.13 Kb

15. pdf Victorian Doctors Health Program 107.86 Kb

16. pdf Australian Nursing Federation 50.35 Kb

17. pdf Consumer Health Forum of Australia 1.09 Mb

18. pdf Australian Medical Association Vic 1.73 Mb

19. pdf Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 173.48 Kb

20. pdf Tasmanian Government 4.13 Mb

21. pdf Australian Nursing Federation Vic Branch 423.24 Kb

22. pdf Rural Doctors Assoc. Vic 120.58 Kb

23. pdf Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons 204.82 Kb

24. pdf Australian Psychological Society 3.00 Mb

25. pdf Victorian Medical Directors Group 104.47 Kb

26. pdf Health Professions Accreditation Councils Forum 236.95 Kb

27. pdf Australian Dental Association Vic 102.43 Kb

28. pdf Julie Phillips Disability Advocate 40.01 Kb

29. pdf Dr Rob McEvoy Medical Forum WA 5.10 Mb

30. pdf Patricia Reid 355.38 Kb

31. pdf Jennifer Morris 1.06 Mb

32. pdf Australian Senior Active Doctors Assoc Inc 193.38 Kb

33. pdf Australian Medical Council 243.05 Kb

34. pdf Health Rights Community Action Inc 633.33 Kb

35. pdf Health Issues Centre 355.02 Kb

36. pdf College of Organisational Psychologists Victorian Section 259.48 Kb

37. pdf Melbourne Medical Deputising Service 598.09 Kb

38. pdf Avant Mutual Group Limited 191.79 Kb

39. pdf Australian Society of Ophthalmologists 129.89 Kb

40. pdf Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 2.11 Mb

41. pdf AHPRA Joint National Boards 13.30 Mb

42. pdf Medical Board of Australia 4.79 Mb

43. pdf Dianne Perret-Abrahams Forensic Clinical Psychologist 160.54 Kb

44. pdf Norma Barton 185.45 Kb

45. pdf Stawell and District Healthcare Watch Inc 64.56 Kb

46. pdf Margaret Lorang 37.13 Kb

47. pdf Michelle Clague Steven Barnett 114.95 Kb

48. pdf Australian Osteopathic Association 9.69 Mb

49. pdf Australian Physiotherapy Association 71.89 Kb

50. pdf Department of Health 3.63 Mb

51. pdf Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 136.32 Kb

52. pdf David Lindsay 128.89 Kb

53. pdf Gwen Woodford 50.04 Kb

54. pdf Jim Boyle 89.48 Kb

55. pdf Prof Paddy Dewan 125.12 Kb