How to vote by proxy for the Spill

It took some time but we finally found the proxy voting information: download here . 

Please send us a copy of your proxy or an email to tell us you have done it. Send to: apsreform@gmail.com.

Proxies to be made out to: Jenny Corran and Sophie Bibrowska, who will attend the AGM in Brisbane

RAPS advice is NOT to spill the two non-clinical directors: Dr Michael Carr-Greg or Jill Wright

And to definitely spill the four clinical directors:  Anthony Cichello, Deborah Wilmoth, Lyn Littlefield and Aaron Frost.

Notice of Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 51st Annual General Meeting (“the Meeting”) of The Australian Psychological Society Limited (ABN 23 000 543 788) will be held at

Venue: Podium Room 2, Rydges South Bank 9 Glenelg Street, Brisbane Queensland
Date: 7 October 2017
Time: 1.00pm (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Agenda: Download Agenda  (including attachments) for the 7 October 2017 nnual General Meeting (AGM)

 

Additional Information

 

Who is entitled to attend and vote at a meeting of members?

All Members of the Society are entitled to attend this Meeting in person. Members attending the Meeting in person are advised that they will be able to register their attendance from 12 noon (AEST) on Saturday 7 October 2017 at the Meeting venue. All Honorary Fellows, Fellows, Members and Associate Members are entitled to vote on motions considered at the Meeting.

 

How do I vote?

Those entitled to vote may vote on motions considered at the Meeting by attending the Meeting in person or by appointing a proxy to vote on their behalf. Please refer to the explanatory information below entitled ‘Appointing a proxy’ for further details about how to appoint a proxy if you are not going to attend the Meeting in person.

 

Appointment of Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited

To assist with the conduct of the annual general meeting (AGM) and particularly the proxy voting process, the Society has engaged a professional and independent company, Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited (Computershare), to collect and collate proxy forms and administer the voting process at the AGM in relation to the motions to be voted on by way of a poll.

 

Voting by proxy

You may appoint any person to attend the Meeting and vote as your proxy, including the Chair, and a proxy is not required to be a member of the Society.

 

Can I direct my proxy on how to vote?

The proxy form issued by the Society specifically states that a member nominating a proxy directs the proxy to vote ‘as he/she thinks fit’. If you would like your proxy to vote for or against a particular motion to be put to the meeting, please speak to your proxy directly about your wishes to ensure that you nominate a proxy who shares your voting preferences.

 

How do I appoint a proxy for the 2017 AGM?

You can appoint a proxy in one of four ways:

Online – by visiting www.votingservices.com.au/aps (have your member number ready) (You will then be directed to a Computershare website where you will be requested to enter your member number and your postcode. At this point you will be able to appoint your proxy).

Mail – by sending your completed proxy form to Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited, GPO Box 2062, Melbourne VIC 3001

Facsimile – by sending your completed proxy form to Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited on 03 9473 2145

Email – by sending your completed proxy form to Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited at votingservices@computershare.com.au

Confirmation of your proxy appointment – you will only receive an automatic confirmation of your proxy appointment if you submit your request using the online facility. Submitting your request by any other method will not generate a confirmation of your proxy appointment.

Please note: whilst submitting a proxy online is the quickest and easiest way to appoint a proxy for this meeting, some members may wish to submit their proxy form by mail, facsimile or email (attaching a scanned copy). If you would prefer to use one of these methods please contact the APS Member Assistance Centre on 03 8662 3300 or 1 800 333 497 or membersassistance@psychology.org.au to request your ‘personalised’ proxy form (please provide your member number) or alternatively, you may print the attached ‘blank’ Proxy Form.

 

When do I have to appoint my proxy by?

If you would like to submit a proxy form, Computershare must receive your form not less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the Meeting (which is being held in Brisbane commencing at 1.00pm AEST on Saturday 7 October 2017). Your proxy form must be received by 1.00pm (AEST) Thursday 5 October 2017.

Your local time on Thursday 5 October 2017 by which proxies must be received (via any of the means listed above) by Computershare is shown below by State and Territory. All times shown are the equivalent of 1.00pm (AEST).

Australian Capital Territory 2.00pm (AEDT)
New South Wales 2.00pm (AEDT)
Northern Territory 12.30pm (ACST)
Queensland 1.00pm (AEST)
South Australia 1.30pm (ACDT)
Tasmania 2.00pm (AEDT)
Victoria 2.00pm (AEDT)
Western Australia 11.00am (AWST)

 

Please allow enough time for delivery of your proxy form to Computershare when using mail, facsimile and email. The cut-off time is when Computershare receives the proxy form not when you send the form. If you appoint a proxy using the online facility (www.votingservices.com.au/aps) you will receive notification when you submit your details.