09 Oct 2020
Ahpra has welcomed the announcement by Australia’s health ministers of appointments to the Ahpra Agency Management Committee and that the future recruitment round will include an identified position for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
The committee ensures that Ahpra performs its functions in a proper, effective and efficient way. It is responsible for determining and agreeing Ahpra policies, setting the strategic direction for the National Scheme and assuring its performance.
There are three new members who have been appointed to the AManC for the next three years:
There are also three current members of the AManC who have been re-appointed for a further three years:
These appointees will join with three current members of the AManC whose terms were not included in this recruitment round. This includes Ms Gill Callister PSM (Chair), Adjunct Professor Karen Crawshaw PSM and Dr Peggy Brown AO.
One member, Dr Philippa Smith AM, completed her three-year term and has finished up on the committee.
Agency Management Committee Chair Gill Callister thanked Dr Smith for her work during her time on the Agency Management Committee.
'Dr Smith is a passionate advocate for consumer engagement and we thank her for her important contribution to the Agency Management Committee.'
Ms Callister also welcomed the announcement that the next round of AManC recruitment will include an identified vacancy for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
'I warmly welcome this announcement as it strongly supports our work in cultural safety. Playing our part fully to embed cultural safety and eliminate racism from the health system is a major focus for the National Scheme.'
The ministerial announcement is available on the COAG Health Council website.