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 Members comment on the bias for the YES vote

“Argh! Now they’re giving me talking heads with people I’ve never known before in very serious tones and low production value skype settings about all the hard work put into the governance model that must be good because a Mr. Wright designed it and with a name like that his model can’t be wrong….” 2. “More smoke and mirrors!  Singing the praises of the Yes vote without a No vote…

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RAPS wants to be present during the vote counting

Reform APS has written to the APS Company Secretary, Barry Whitmore, to request that a Reform APS representative be present during the counting of the vote. Dear Barry, RE: General Meeting on June 6th As you will be aware, the present Clause 73 of the Constitution empowers the Board to appoint a minimum of 2 scrutineers to supervise counting plus of course the Returning Officer. Would you please advise who…

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Say yes to change, by saying “No” to this governance proposal

“Say yes to change by saying “No” to this governance proposal. In the interests of fair and equitable respect for diversity I beseech the elite power-base to give equal time to the “No vote” otherwise this whole vote is a nondemocratic attempt at gaining approval to rubber-stamp a structure that favours a few at the expense of the many. The result cannot be taken seriously if the process is…

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Member calls APS emails “tone deaf in the extreme”

Dear Anthony, I didn’t receive an email from you on 22/5 – the only emails I have ever received from you have been urging me to vote on the proposed APS Governance changes. In fact I have had more emails from the APS urging the same than I’ve had in nearly 20 years of membership, and these emails I have found to be tone deaf in the extreme. The issue…

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Are we prepared to pull out all stops and go for it?

With only four (4) days to go, the best guess on how many proxies we still need to win the NO vote is 850. We currently have 500 proxies plus an extra 100 voters at the meetings. So at 600 it means we only need to get another 250 votes. With over 15,000 non-clinical members in the APS – surely we can do it? Look at how much momentum has grown in the past few…

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Join the RAPS supporters – the list is growing …

At an APS public meeting last week in Perth, Lyn Littlefield, referred to Reform APS as a group of people, who “lie in the shadows” … are “not really visible” … “won’t list their names so I don’t know who they are”. This is another example of the Executive Director’s misinformation habit, to say nothing of

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DGPP – SILENT FOR 4 YEARS!

“Yes, they’ve never shown such an interest in me and my vote for the past 20 years that I’ve been a member.” Dear “DGPP” (this too needs to change) members, Perhaps you have, as I have, received multiple emails from your DGPP state representative. Im left wondering ….. In their recent email they say, among other things that one would expect them to say given the current clinically dominated…

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How close are we – can we do it?

Four days to go and the best guess on how many proxies we need to win the NO vote is 850. We are currently at 500 proxies plus 100 expected votes at the meetings. So at 600 it means we need to get another 250 proxies. With over 15,000 non-clinical members in the APS – surely we can do it. Look at how much momentum has grown in the past few week…

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Lyn wooes the early career members

The Executive Director must be panicking. She’s now sending last minute emails to the early career members luring them to vote with promises of a board position and three more guaranteed positions on the new Advisory Council to the Board. What sort of an example is this to set for our future leaders in the society? The early career position is not only a clever way to ensure another clinical director on the board…

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Members’ comments and suggestions

“Yes, they’ve never shown such an interest in me and my vote for the past 20 years that I’ve been a member.””Meetings in person to be held regularly. Some idea of the number of members of RAPS. When large enough to damage the APS financially and if there is no spill of the board members should withdraw en masse.” “So for 28 years i have paid APS fees and…

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