We made it. We reached our goal of 750 proxies (and we’re still counting). Isn’t it fantastic! Democracy at work…
We had a flood of last minute proxies thanks to the great telephone team who were calling and sms-ing people for us. Please contact us if you help call members tomorrow and Tuesday at email@example.com
Our lawyers have asked us to get lots of people to go to the general meetings across Australia to help us resist any attempts to intimidate or disadvantage the No votes.
There is a strong possibility that they may ambush us. It is impossible to know beforehand how but our lawyers have warned that they could try to e.g. adjourn the voting, change the rules, etc.
Only members at the meeting can stop this – and the APS will have a huge turn out for the YES vote. Talk to your colleagues – we don’t want to lose over a technical issue.
Some people are saying they have clients booked in but we say reschedule them if it’s not urgent!
There’s a lot more at stake here than a couple of sessions. We all stand to lose a lot more money if the clinical stranglehold remains.
Even if you’ve sent a proxy you can attend a meeting (but not vote again).
Here are the major locations and local cut-off times:
- Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria: 6.15pm
- Northern Territory, South Australia: 5.45pm
- Western Australia: 4.15 pm
If we do not take this stand now, we will regret it.
What we are facing is a serious loss of income and practice opportunities for the bulk of APS members, as the clinical camp continues to tighten its grip on the practice of psychology in Australia.