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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

AHPRA

Disability

Reconciliation

State-based advocacy and compensable bodies

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.

  • Jul 19 2021

Input to the National Skills Commission Care Workforce Labour Market Study

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

June 2021

  • Jun 08 2021

Position Statement on aged care

Statement by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

June 2021

  • May 13 2021

Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into independent assessments under the NDIS

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

May 2021

  • Mar 30 2021

Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Inquiry

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

March 2021

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