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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.

  • Feb 17 2020

Response to the Department of Health's draft roadmap for the Dementia Ageing, and Aged Care Mission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Jan 30 2020

Response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: Aged Care Program Redesign

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association 

January 2020

  • Jan 30 2020

Response to the Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association 

January 2020

  • Jan 20 2020

Response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: Workforce

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

December 2019 

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