This advocacy has been enabled by regular engagement with government, which has also meant that the ARA has been able to communicate public health measures and support packages to our members, often before government has been able to communicate through their own channels.
Members tell us this advocacy and communication has been important to the survival of our sector through the pandemic.
Our Policy and Advocacy area has been strengthened through Covid-19 as a result of increased member engagement and access to key data from our members and partners.
Whilst the past two years have been necessarily tactical, due to the changing nature of Covid, we are entering a period of strategic outreach with governments to enable our sector to make a sustainable, inclusive recovery and around core member priorities and emerging areas of impact.
The ARA aims to consult with members in all submissions and parliamentary committee appearances to integrate member experiences into correspondence and testimony. If you would like to have your say as an ARA member, please send us an email to email@example.com
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