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Government announces PHI reforms

Today, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced a series of reforms to private health insurance; Included in this announcement is the proposed removal of private health insurance providing rebates for natural therapies including herbalism and naturopathy from 2019.

This announcement comes after a recent Review by the former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies.

The NHAA exists to support Western Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy practitioners and is strongly against the proposed reform. The NHAA is providing a response to the Minister for Health and is working closely with stakeholders to support a united front on this matter.

As this announcement is breaking news the NHAA is in communication with Government and stakeholders to better understand the detail of these proposed changes. We will provide further updates on this matter.

Natalie Cook

NHAA President

Upcoming AGM & Nomination Results

Information for Members

Upcoming Annual General Meeting

Our Board elections will take place at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 7.30pm (AEDT). The AGM will again be conducted online via a webinar to allow more members to participate. Members have been emailed with details on how to register for this event.

Below are the results of the call for nominations to be voted on at the AGM. Click here for the Proxy Form for those members who wish to vote but cannot be present at the AGM.

Read more: Upcoming AGM & Nomination Results

TGA Recall - Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste

The TGA recently published information about Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste.

“Consumers and health professionals are advised that Trueway International, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all batches of Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130g. This product is also being withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer be available.

The TGA's full statement can be found at

Website maintenance

Please be advised the NHAA website will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance taking place from 9.00pm Friday 1 September to 5.00am Saturday 2 September 2017. 

Upcoming Annual General Meeting

Information for Members

Upcoming Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of members of National Herbalists Association of Australia trading as Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (Company) will be held on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 7:30pm (AEST). The AGM will be conducted online via a webinar to allow more members to participate - details to access the meeting will be available closer to the date.

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