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ADVOCACY

 
The APA believes that all Australians deserve equal access to safe, high quality, evidence based care. We are the only organisation in Australia that advocates exclusively for the interests of physiotherapists and physiotherapy clients.We advocate for service efficiency, research-informed treatment modalities and practitioner scope of practice. Our advocacy covers direct lobbying with members of parliament and key stakeholders. We actively participate in education forums and develop strategic discussion papers, position statements and formal submissions, prepared in collaboration with our membership.
 
Choose from the links below to find out more about us.
 

Our priorities

Our advocacy covers direct lobbying with members of parliament and key stakeholders. We actively participate in education forums and develop strategic discussion papers, position statements and formal submissions, prepared in collaboration with our membership.

PHI natural therapies reform

Medicare benefits_schedule

National Disability_Insurance Scheme

Reconciliation

Digital health

Department of Veterans' Affairs

DVA
 

Submissions

Part of the process of writing a submission may involve consulting with relevant members. We consult as widely as possible and frequently speak to the APA groups to get a broad range of opinions and expert feedback.

We encourage all our members to join the APA groups and contribute to our work.

  • Jun 17 2019

Response to a new residential aged care funding model

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

June 2019 

  • May 22 2019

AHPRA consultation on the definition of 'cultural safety'

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Council
May 2019

  • Nov 19 2018

Regulation of Australia’s health professions: keeping the National Law up to date and fit for purpose.

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association
October 2018

  • Nov 19 2018

Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Supplementary submission
June 2018

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