Email from the Hon Greg Hunt

We have been told numerous times by APS representatives that the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, does not want psychologists to contact him. After the most recent such public statement in a regional meeting, one of our psychologist peers took action and followed this up directly with Greg Hunt. Ironically, this was around the same time that other psychologist peers had met with Greg Hunt and his…

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Fact or fiction? Post-truth policy writ large

In their recent policy document, The Future of Psychology in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS), cited National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and other clinical guidelines as evidence for their recommendations. The cornerstone of the APS policy document was the recommendation that psychologists without an Area of Practice Endorsement (AOPE) should not be permitted to work with individuals diagnosed with eating disorders, psychotic disorders, conduct disorder,…

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