RAPS has gratefully received another leak from a concerned clinical psychologist about an email sent by the Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, QLD Section, Dixie Statham.
Dixie is urging Queensland members how to vote for their clinical candidates and how to vote against the spill. They clearly want to protect the clinical directors on the board and the two-tier system at all costs!
You can read their latest email here.
Now we know the Clinical College is blatantly using their college email lists to promote their candidates to members, which is against against the rules of the APS Campaigning and Communication policy (3.3 APS Standing Orders).
3.3 Campaigning and Communication
3.3.1 Purpose and scope
(a) The purposes of this clause 3.3 regarding campaigning and communication for elections to the Board are to ensure that:
(i) all nominees are treated fairly;
How is it fair that these clinical candidates get the benefit of the college email lists when other candidates don’t have this opportunity? RAPS’ candidates – Michael Carr-Gregg, Kevin Quin and Joe Gagliano – are among the disadvantaged candidates.
The APS has steadfastly refused to provide email addresses to RAPS, knowing full well that a postal mail out would cost over $30,000.
Is National Office supporting this action by the Clinical College? Has the College asked their members for permission to make use of their email addresses in this way?
This APS board will not change UNLESS ALL non-clinical members vote now and send us a proxy. Vote Now!
Please send this email to any of your colleagues who are non-clinical APS members and encourage them to vote and send us a proxy. The motions will only be carried if the majority of the members vote in support of them.