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Board Election and the Spill

We hope all concerned psychologists who are contributing to these discussions are making sure you can vote in the Board elections.Some need to register on for the DGPP or DPRET. Only by ensuring that there is major change in the Board personnel can we expect a change in the direction of our organisation. By mid September the APS will officially open the election and you will be able to vote on…

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CONCERNED PSYCHOLOGISTS: MAKING CONTACT

CONCERNED PSYCHOLOGISTS  is a new voice in the current debate about the way the Society is being managed. It must be said from the beginning that while we very much sympathise with the concerns that the Reform Group have, and the concerns of many about the June Extraordinary General Meeting, both of which seem to be shared by hundreds if not thousands who comment on the blog, ours are…

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More comments on the mediation

 Member: “I wonder if the APS has informed the wider APS membership that this (mediation) is happening? Surely this is something that all members should be aware of. Has anyone received an official email from APS?” Member: “the Xenephon legislation (to force corporations to release member’s email addresses to members) has already been passed by the Senate- it is currently awaiting review by the House of Reps. The landscape will…

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RAPS supports three candidates in the APS Board election this year

Reform APS has decided to support the the following candidates for the board at the APS election on October 7th in Brisbane. We believe these candidates will be the best people to represent all members interests and stop the clinical control of the board. We have highlighted the Reform APS choices in pink: President-Election Dr Michael Carr-Gregg MAPS (VIC) – Counselling College – endorsed by RAPS  Adjunct Associate Professor…

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RAPS reps assure supporters about the mediation

Dear Colleagues, We have received a number of correspondence expressing your concerns with regards to the mediation process. As you know we are mediating in good faith with the APS. So please have faith in our three representatives who are working hard to get a fair and equitable outcome for all psychologists. They have agreed to a two week time frame for the APS to show clear process for…

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Comments on the Mediation

Member: “Thanks for your continued advocacy RAPS – you have the courage and power to give us all hope for a better outcome!” Member: “Call me cynical but this sounds like a repeat performance. I encourage you to continue with the spill as an agreement may be reached with the APS, but when it comes to behind closed doors negotiations with the gov., do not trust the process. They will…

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RAPS agrees to APS mediation

When the APS approached RAPS a few weeks ago for a mediation session, RAPS decided to give them a chance. We were prepared to listen and see what they had to propose. Last Friday (18/8) three RAPS representatives met with the President, Mr Anthony Cichello, Executive Director, Prof. Lyn Littlefield and Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney at the APS offices in Collins Street to see if they could find some…

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New RAPS poll?

Hi RAPS supporters, We want to start a new poll and would like to get your feedback on the suggestion below. You can also make your own suggestions for the topic. Q. Should we have a Senate Inquiry into the waste of public health funds caused by the higher clinical rebate? Yes, I think we need an inquiry Maybe, but I would need to understand more No, the clinical…

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Where are the former APS leaders?

“Sixteen former CPA leaders demand emergency meeting” On July 13 the AFR  reported that sixteen past state and national leaders of the CPA – the nation’s biggest accounting association – have described the board’s decision to withhold a list of member email addresses as “tantamount to deliberate obstruction”. The APS has also refused to provide RAPS with the email addresses  of it members in an apparent deliberate effort to…

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Member beats the rap for supporting RAPS

For the record: It is OK to speak your mind. Don’t be afraid to speak out. We live in a liberal democracy and can stand up for our rights without fear of reprisal by the powers-that-be. Several members have been reported to various bodies as a punishment for speaking up openly against the injustice and unscientific biases underlying the apartheid within the APS and psychology profession. A notification to AHPRA is…

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