Did you know it is election season? It’s almost time to decide on the leadership teams that the RACGP and AMA will have moving forwards in these uncertain days.
First, the RACGP.
Three GPs have thrown their hats into the ring so far – I wish them all the best of luck, a fair hearing, and look forward to the RACGP elections as a beacon of probity and ethical behaviour rarely seen in our country’s elections.
Vote! The turn out for the RACGP elections is quite small (why?) and so your vote really does count. Take the time to be informed and again, vote!
Now, the AMA.
National Conference 1 August
At the recent Federal AMA Annual General Meeting the Association’s Constitution was amended to authorise the AMA National Conference to be held on-line. The AMA National Conference, at which election of a new Federal President and Vice President will be conducted, will be held by Zoom video conference from 10am AEST on Saturday 1 August 2020.
Nominations for President and Vice President are now open. Nominations can be made by way of email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations close at 5pm AEST on Friday 17 July.
The AMA has adopted a target of 40% women, 40% men, and 20% flexible for all AMA Councils, Committees and Boards, with a gender diversity target of women holding 50% of Federal AMA representative positions overall by 2021. AMA members are invited to help achieve these targets. These targets will particularly inform the finalisation of the expression of interest assessment for uncontested delegate positions.
Of course, if you want to vote for a great General Practice, supporting great GPs to serve their patients, with wonderful services and facilities…the choice is clear!