Hitting the ballots


Elections continue for Pharmacy Guild of Australia state branches, as Victorian president wins new term

However, things have started to settle down in Victoria where incumbent state president Anthony Tassone has announced he will be “serving another three year term as Victorian Branch President as the position will not be contested”.

Posting on Facebook, Mr Tassone said today: “It is with much gratitude that I can inform Guild members that I will be serving another three year term as Victorian Branch President.

“Thank you to all Guild members, my business partners and pharmacy team and branch committee for their ongoing support.

“I’m very lucky and fortunate to be able to continue to pursue something I love and am passionate about.”

Things are not yet as settled in Queensland and New South Wales where hotly contested ballots for state branch office bearers are continuing.

There will be a new face of the Queensland Guild with long-serving President Tim Logan having completed the maximum number of terms in the role.

Two state councillors are in the running for the Queensland presidency: Gold Coast pharmacist Paul Jaffar, a current branch committee member, and Cairns pharmacist Trent Twomey, the chair of the Guild’s Pharmacy Viability Committee.

Office bearer and national council representative elections are also continuing in NSW, with two candidates – incumbent Rick Samimi and David Heffernan – believed to be in the running for both the Presidency and the national committee placements. Voting opens this Friday.

Click here to see the recently elected NSW and Victorian branch committees, and click here for the new Queensland branch committee.    

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