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Opinion: Fostering trust and transparency in the NDIS

December 2023

In this guest post, Scott Willis, the National President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, responds to recent comments by NDIS Minister Bill Shorten MP about ‘price gouging’ by physiotherapy providers.

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The National Health Reform Agreement has been under review. Why the secrecy?

December 2023

The lack of transparency and accountability around the review of the National Health Reform Agreement raises many questions and concerns, according to health policy analyst Charles Maskell-Knight.


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We stand ready to help more patients

November 2023

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is backing calls by physiotherapists and other allied health professionals in working to their full skills and training to help more patients.

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After more than 30 years in clinical practice, this health leader shares his reasons for a ‘Yes’ vote

September 2023

Scott Willis is a proud Palawa man from Burnie, who has lived and worked in northern lutruwita/Tasmania for more than 30 years. He is the first Indigenous National President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a former Clinical Council Member of Primary Health Tasmania.

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Medicare at 40: time for a mid-life ‘health check’

The big 4-0 has well and truly hit Medicare and it’s not all about blowing out the candles on the cake. The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) 2024-25 Pre-Budget submission demands reform that can give Australians a health system that is getting better with age.

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APA statement on NDIS Review report

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Review report released yesterday has suggested 26 recommendations and 139 supporting actions for an improved Scheme. 

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the thorough work undertaken by the NDIS Review and commends the commitment to ensuring people with disability have access to quality physiotherapy and the supports they need, both within and outside the NDIS.

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Physiotherapists welcome national climate strategy taking a ‘health in all policies’ approach

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the National Climate and Health Strategy released this week to address health and wellbeing impacts of climate change.

The APA supports the Federal Government’s ambitious plan for a health in all policies, whole-of-government approach to building climate-resilient and sustainable health sector and communities.

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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. 


Physios welcome release of RACGP Health of the Nation report

The latest report from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) highlights the need for urgent reforms to primary care, including access to physiotherapy and other regulated allied health professions that can alleviate the GP crisis in Australia.

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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.