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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

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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.

  • Jun 15 2018

Private Health Insurance Consultation

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association
December 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Response to the MBS review taskforce consultation

Prestented to the MBS Review Taskforce 
November 2015

  • Jun 15 2018

Physiotherapist referral to specialist medical practitioners

2015-16 pre-budget submission

  • Mar 27 2018

WA Sustainable Health Review

As a profession, Australian physiotherapists pursue what has come to be called ‘value-based healthcare’.1 At its core, value-based healthcare is about maximizing value for patients: that is, achieving the best health and related outcomes at the lowest cost.2 Many of these ‘fixes’ improve technical efficiency. 

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