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Serious concerns on proposed motions to be voted on, at Fridays’ AGM

Concerns over motions to be voted on during business on the day at the APS 2018 Elections. The motions concerned involve changes to the constitution so they require a 75% in favour vote in order to be passed. RAPS urges members to either attend the AGM in Sydney and vote against these constitutional changes or assign a proxy to someone who will vote against the changes.

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Wear something RED in Sydney

Colleagues in RED! Red clothing items identified RAPS supporters to each other at the 2017 Australian Psychological Society’s EGM. RAPS suggests you do the same in Sydney this year.

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APS Elections

Vote in the Australian Psychological Society’s 2018 Board of Directors Election. Some candidates statements are more aligned than others with RAPS values and a single tier system. Please read the statements and vote according to your own values. It will be a difficult and closely contested election, use you voice via your vote!

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2018 APS Elections Voting Guide

The Australian Psychological Society annual elections have just entered the voting period. Voting continues until 10am (AEST) on 27th September. RAPS has produced an easy to follow voting guide. Click the Read More button to download the guide. Don’t forget to read the voting anomaly described at the bottom of the post.

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Reactions to the APS Medicare MBS Submission

RAPS had asked people to write to the Australian Psychological Society and to politicians about the APS August 2018 ‘presentation’ submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Reference Group. Here are some of the responses we have received to that request, there are many more! The APS CEO Frances Mirabelli is replying to members concerns by calling what was an actual “Submission” only a “Proposal”.

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Professor Mark Andersen joins Reform APS clinical psychologists

Professor Mark Andersen is a Sports and Exercise and Clinical Psychologist. He did a post hoc analysis of the Pirkis et al (2011) Better Access Evaluation that Dr Clive Jones has often informed us of. Mark Andersen has now decided to speak out more publicly denouncing the two-tier Medicare rebate system for which he sees no evidence both in research and by observation of practitioner performance.

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Critique of APS Mental Health Services Framework

RAPS member writes to Frances Mirabelli APS CEO with a critique focused on the concept and implementation of the APS Mental Health Framework. Also asking a question of when the retiring CEO will actually retire and what is the estimated cost to members of paying for two CEO’s?

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