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.

Advocacy

 

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.

2022 Federal Election

2022 Federal Election

Rural and regional health

Rural and regional health

Telehealth

Telehealth

Ahpra

Ahpra

Disability

Disability

Reconciliation

Reconciliation
 

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.

  • 15 Aug, 2022

Statement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association on Long Covid

Position Statement by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

July 2022

  • 15 Aug, 2022

Statement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association on Unregulated Allied Health Assistants

Position Statement by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

June 2022

  • 15 Aug, 2022

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide - Submission and Proposed Recommendations

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

March 2022

  • 15 Aug, 2022

Current Scheme Implementation and Forecasting for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Supplementary submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2022