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Unlocking the full potential of physiotherapists for national health reform

The Minister for Health and Aged Care the Hon. Mark Butler MP today announced welcome moves to strengthen Medicare and improve primary care access, securing two new Urgent Care Clinic providers and tripling the bulk billing incentive for GPs treating commonwealth concession card holders.  

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APA calls for bold reforms in primary care to unleash the potential of physiotherapy

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has responded to the Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce (Scope of Practice Review) with a comprehensive submission. This submission outlines the urgent need for reforms that empower physiotherapists to play a pivotal role in reshaping Australia's primary care landscape.
  • 24 Feb, 2024

Scope of Practice Review: Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

October 2023

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Supporting Veterans' Access to Physiotherapy Care: A Call for Change

Sixty years ago, in the midst of the Vietnam War, a determined teenager named Amat Binnoore answered the call to serve his country.

Now in his late 70s, Amat is a decorated veteran and a former Branch President of Outer Eastern Melbourne Vietnam Veterans Inc. Photos he took during his tour in Vietnam are included in the Australian War Memorial’s collection. 

Veterans deserve better access to healthcare: DVA must act now

Veterans deserve better access to healthcare: DVA must act now

Curtley Nelson is an Australian Defence Force veteran who served overseas in Afghanistan and suffered his fair share of injuries during his service, both physical and psychosocial. He now works as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist treating veterans in the community.
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A ‘caring economy’ requires all care workers and adequate funding

Past policy inaction has been a disservice to the one in seven Australians employed in health care and social assistance, a workforce largely comprised of women and one that is vital to the health and growth of the Australian economy. 

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NDIS pricing update misses the mark on the real contribution of physiotherapy

In the aftermath of an NDIS pricing review that overlooked an adjustment to Therapy Supports, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) calls for an end to the inaccurate and damaging price-gouging rhetoric that continues to be unfairly pointed toward physiotherapy services and marring the real value that physiotherapy provides under the NDIS.

  • 24 Feb, 2024

National Health Reform Agreement Addendum 2020-25 - Mid-term Review

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

May 2023

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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.
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Long and repeated COVID report statement

The APA welcomes the ‘Sick and tired: Casting a long shadow' report findings released earlier this week, as a result of the Inquiry into Long COVID and Repeated COVID Infections.