• 19 Apr, 2024

New Aged Care Act Exposure Draft

Submission by Australian Physiotherapy Association

March 2024

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Menopause Inquiry opportunity to remove stigma and shame in menopausal health

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has called for the Federal Government to invest in credible and effective primary healthcare, helping end the unnecessary suffering experienced by women during perimenopause and menopause.

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Australian Physiotherapy Association calls for healthcare reform in Tasmania ahead of state election

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on Tasmanian political parties to prioritise healthcare reform, highlighting the need to address patient wait times and intervene for the needs of the population across the state ahead of the upcoming election.  

APA National President Scott Willis has worked in regional Tasmania for over 30 years, he says the state’s healthcare model needs to evolve to better meet the needs of its population. Funding physiotherapy services is part of this evolution. 

  • 19 Apr, 2024

Expansion of the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program

Submission by Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2024

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New initiative to address physical health lag in ageing LGBTQ+ community

February 2024

A new collaboration between ACON and Gymnastics NSW seeks to bolster physical well-being among older LGBTQ+ 55 and over through tailored programming addressing longstanding access barriers.

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Vanessa Wagner and ACON launch fitness class for older folk

December 2023

Drag queen Vanessa Wagner and ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, have launched an accessible online fitness class for older LGBTQ+ people.

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Celebrating the aged care ‘superheroes’

August 2023

For the fifth year, Australia’s aged care sector celebrated its workforce on Aged Care Employee Day held on 7 August ever year.

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NSW falling behind with no falls prevention strategy as hospitalisation and death toll increases says new report

Falls resulting in hospitalisation in people over 65 in NSW have increased 60 per cent in a decade, a white paper released yesterday by the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission revealed. 

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Essential funding for healthcare paves way for improved patient care

The Federal Government has committed to quality health care reform with the release of the 2023-24 Federal Budget last night, through measures that enable multidisciplinary care, invest in more Urgent Care Clinics and provide a much-needed boost to Medicare.
  • 19 Apr, 2024

Federal Pre-Budget Submission 2023-2024 | Physiotherapy: high-value care for all.

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

January 2023