Record nominations for PSA elections


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An unprecedented number of nominations have been received for positions on the PSA’s State and Territory Branch Committees

These nominations include a record number of female and Early Career Pharmacists, PSA says.

As the peak national body for pharmacists, PSA will now hold Branch Committee ballots for pharmacists seeking to represent their profession.  Under PSA’s Constitution, ballots are only required if the number of nominations exceeds the number of positions on the Branch Committee.

PSA CEO Dr Lance Emerson says the record number and diversity of nominations is a fantastic result for shaping the future of the profession.

“The high number of nominations and diversity of candidates means PSA members will be able to vote for a strong cross-section of pharmacists to represent them on Branch Committees. These Committees then nominate Directors to the PSA Board,” Dr Emerson says.

Dr Emerson says he is encouraged to see a record number of ECPs and female pharmacists nominating for Branch Committee positions.

“This shows that PSA’s diversity platform and focus on supporting ECPs is working. I’m delighted to see highly motivated early career and female pharmacists – including from a range of cultural backgrounds – raising their hands to help lead the way forward for pharmacists in Australia,” Dr Emerson says.

The PSA Branch Committee election voting will be held between April 14 – May 11, 2017.

Successful Branch Committee Members will hold office for a three-year term, beginning on July 1 2017.

Under PSA’s Constitution, ballots are only required if the number of nominations exceeds the number of positions on the Branch Committee. Ballot papers for the States/Territories holding elections will be sent to members soon (which for this year will be every State except Tasmania and ACT), along with candidate biographies and platforms.  For the first time, PSA’s election agency will also be accepting votes online for the 2017 ballot. 

PSA says it encourages all members to participate in the 2017 Branch Committee elections. Read more>>

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