Advocacy at ESSA

ESSA advocates on behalf of our members to generate workforce opportunities, policy inclusion and funding. We promote the benefits of regular physical activity and participation in exercise and sport for all Australians. Our policy and advocacy efforts shape public policy, drive employment opportunities, and support the sustainability and capacity of our member professions. 

ESSA advocates across numerous issues. To get involved with our current active advocacy campaigns click the relevant tile, or join the advocacy network to keep updated on all our advocacy activities.

ESSA's Advocacy Network

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GST on exercise physiology services

We advocate for the removal of goods and services tax (GST) on exercise physiology services to ensure clients have affordable access to these services and ensure parity with other mainstream allied health services.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

We are defending the NDIS’s continued funding of exercise physiology and exercise science services to ensure quality physical and psycho-social health outcomes for Australians with disability.

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

ESSA is advocating to overturn the government’s decision to limit Australian veterans’ visits to more than one physical therapy provider for the same condition on the same day.

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Workers compensation: VIC

ESSA works closely with the state regulators in workers’ compensation to ensure it is commercially viable for exercise professionals to work in these schemes and assist injured workers to get back to work.

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Workers Compensation: NSW SIRA

ESSA is advocating for several changes to the Exercise Physiology fees orders to ensure that there is capacity to assist injured workers to get back to work.

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Talk to our team

To find out more or to receive a copy of ESSA’s Policy & Advocacy Strategy Canvas, contact our Policy & Advocacy team at:

policy@essa.org.au