TAZREACH Governance


TAZREACH Governance

Advisory Forum

The TAZREACH Advisory Forum has been established in accordance with the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) and Indigenous Australians Health Program (IAHP) Service Delivery Standards.

The Department of Health Tasmania (DoH Tas) are responsible for convening the Advisory Forum.

Membership includes representatives from:

  • State health authorities
  • Rural workforce agencies
  • Medical colleges or other relevant groups of health practitioners
  • Medical locals
  • Consumer representatives
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations; and
  • Local hospitals, community-based services, and local communities

The role of the Advisory Forum is to evaluate proposals presented by TAZREACH and provide expertise advice to inform decision-making.

For services under the RHOF, which are informed by the RHOF Service Delivery Standards, the Advisory Forum is responsible for providing endorsement and/or non-endorsement. Final decisions for services under the RHOF sit with the Australian Government Department of Health (AG DoH).

For services under the MOICDP, HEBHBL and VOS, which are informed by the IAHP Service Delivery Standards, the Advisory Forum is responsible for providing endorsement and/or non-endorsement which is then used by the TAZREACH team to inform final approval.


As at July 2021

Susan PowellIndependent Chair
Steph BrakeManager Purchasing and Performance, Department of Health (DoH) Tas
variousTAZREACH, DoH Tas (secretariat)
Allison TurnockRural General Practitioner representative
Ally MercerConsumer representative
Heinrich WeberTasmanian Health Service representative
Ian BellHealth Planning Unit representative, DoH Tas
Jonathon JonesOptometry Australia
Judah MorrisRoyal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS), Tasmania
Maxine RoughleyTasmanian Aboriginal Health Reference Group (TAHRG) representative
Michael BuistPrivate sector representative
Pat WrigleyServices for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) representative
Paul MallettHealth Recruitment Plus (HR+)
Raylene FosterAboriginal Health Service representative
tbcPrimary Health Tasmania representative
Tracey TaskerAustralian Government Department of Health (observer)

Advisory Forum Decisions

Coming soon