Advocacy & policy
Arthritis Australia advocates to government, business, industry and community leaders to improve care, management, support and quality of life for people with arthritis. In addition to developing a consumer led, proactive policy and advocacy agenda, we participate in government consultations and prepare submissions to government agencies on a range of issues affecting people with arthritis.
Our #1in7withArthritis Campaign
Arthritis is a big problem in Australia. It affects one in seven Australians – that’s over 3.6 million people of all ages, including kids. Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions cost the health system $14 billion a year, and it is one of the leading causes of chronic pain and disability.
Read Arthritis Australia’s submissions to government.
Find Arthritis Australia’s position statements for current topics.
View Arthritis Australia’s various reports, summaries and key findings.
Arthritis Australia launches National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis
The National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis provides an evidence-informed blueprint to guide national efforts to improve health-related quality of life for people living with arthritis.
Joint Injections: An injection of Sense Needed – updated
People with severe arthritis are outraged by the government’s continuing refusal to fund procedures that provide them with essential pain relief and mobility. Medicare rebates for joint injections and aspirations were cut by the government in November 2009. Many people have told us that since the rebates were removed, they have difficulty paying for joint injections…
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