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Members Comment on Unfairness

Here are some comments by members who have emailed us. Names have been withheld on request: “In hospitals it appears that the clinicals worked hard (and achieved for most positions) a reduced classification for non clinical psychologists to be only ‘clinicians’ with lesser status and pay, not psychologists. The local clinical who pushed for, and achieved that, explained it to me late one night years ago, telling me that…

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Best Blog Posts

So many of our fabulous blog posts disappear due to the limitations of the list. So we have selected a list of our Best Blog posts for you to read here.  

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Sign the Spill Now!

Yes, RAPS needs everyone to sign both of the new documents to call for a general meeting to vote on the spill as soon as possible. The first document is to force them to call the meeting and the second document is to make them send our statement out to all members so they understand why we are calling for the spill. PLEASE SIGN BOTH DOCUMENTS AND SEND ALL THE PAGES…

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Generalist supports the Spill

Sign the spill here Thank you REFORMAPS for your ongoing efforts! WE MUST ALL UNITE AND DEMAND CHANGE within the APS! I am so disillusioned. I know I am not alone re my concerns.There must be change! In my opinion, we have been mislead and discriminated against for too long! Surely under law this is a corporate offence. We non-endorsed “generalists” who had not been grandfathered at the AHPRA…

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Spill Documents Available Now!

The Spill documents are ready at last! Please send to your friends and colleagues. It’s time to really make a change. Please note: only full and associate members are eligible to vote! On 7 April 2017, Reform APS sent the Spill notice to the APS but they have not notified us when the next general meeting will be held to vote on it. We cannot wait any longer! We…

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Who is Misinforming Who?

In the February edition of InPsych , the APS Executive Director, Professor Lyn Littlefield, states in her report on “Ten Years of Better Access“ that “There is considerable misinformation circulating in relation to the APS position on the two-tiered structure and the extent to which the APS influenced the eventual structure implemented by the Government.” RAPS couldn’t agree more. But members need to know just where this misinformation is coming from….

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Where are we at with the spill?

On April 7th RAPS presented the Notice of Intention to remove all the directors from the APS board that was signed by 100 members and presented to the APS by RAPS. Our lawyers have since asked  the APS for the date of the next general meeting when we could put our spill motion to the members? We have not had an answer 3 weeks later. So now RAPS wants…

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Stop the Clinical Faction: Block the Governance Review

If the governance resolutions are passed, non-clinical psychologists can say goodbye to the APS ever representing the interests of the majority of it members.  The new structure will end the power of APS members to directly elect their representatives. It is now up to EVERY ONE of us to vote against the governance resolution! It is only since more non-clinical directors are being elected, that the governance  changes have been suggested….

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How do we get the right people on the Board?

On the APS website the Executive Director asks: “How do we get the right people on the Board of the APS and how do we elect them?” That’s a very good question and we hope by now some members will be thinking about their election speeches for the seven positions that will be vacant after the Spill. The “right people” seem to be members of the Clinical College. They are increasingly…

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A Damning Leak from the Clinical College

RAPS has gratefully received another leak from a concerned supporter about the latest newsletter by the Chair of the APS Clinical College, Ros Knight. Ros seems desperate to bolster support among her members: “…never has it been more important that clinical psychologists stick together so we can coordinate our approach to the change as well as provide a stable base on which to have a sense of belonging and value.” What about loss of belonging…

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