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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.

  • Aug 02 2018

Medicare Benefits Schedule Review - Low Back Pain

Feedback on the First Report from the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee ‐ Low Back Pain
Presented to Medical Benefits Scheme Taskforce
October 2016  

  • Aug 02 2018

Medicare Benefits Schedule Review - Principles and Rules Committee

MBS review
Principles and Rules Committee response to survey questions from the Australian Physiotherapy Association 

  • Aug 02 2018

Therapy facilities at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (SA) under Transforming Health

APA proposal for configuring therapy facilities at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) to support the relocation of rehabilitation services from Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (HRC)
May 2016

  • Aug 02 2018

NSW CTP Green Slip reform

On the road to a better CTP scheme: Options for reforming Green Slip insurance in NSW
Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association
May 2016
 

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