Media & Advocacy

OTA works to ensure that the great work being done by OTs, their potential to do more, and the challenges they face are brought to the attention of policy makers and bureaucrats.

In developing submissions, media releases and its stance on important issues, OTA seeks consultation with members, interest groups and other peak professional bodies. OTA’s advocacy efforts involve regular interactions with key departmental and agency figures and, when this engagement proves less than satisfactory, approaches to the relevant government minister.

Learn more about OTA’s ongoing advocacy work, past submissions/releases, and the latest industry developments in the sections below.

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OTA advocates on behalf of members to bring the concerns of OTs and their clients to the attention of government.

Budgets & Elections

Ahead of Australian budgets and elections, OTA advocates on behalf of members on important issues to promote and protect the future of OT.

Current Issues

We are in the midst of a once in a generation change in the way health services are delivered. Learn about the issues OTA is advocating on.

Media Releases

To remain up to date on current issues and new announcements, access OTA's latest media releases.

OT Blog

The OT Blog offers a platform for members and partners to share their experiences, insights and learnings.

OT News

Browse the latest OTA updates, industry news and OT developments across Australia.

Reports & Submissions

View submissions made by OTA on behalf of members to better promote and support the occupational therapy profession.

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