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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.

Rural and regional health

Ahpra

Disability

Reconciliation

State-based advocacy and compensable bodies

Economic value of physiotherapy

 

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.

  • Oct 25 2021

Proposed legislative changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (the NDIS Act) and the NDIS Rules 2021

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

October 2021

  • Oct 04 2021

Statement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association on animal physiotherapy

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

October 2021

  • Sep 08 2021

Statement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association on the equitable access to physiotherapy services for rural Australians

Position Statement by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

September 2021

  • Jul 09 2021

Joint Response to the NDIA Request for Information on Designing an Early Childhood Assistive Technology (AT) Approach

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

July 2021

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