Welcome to the New Decade
Jan20

Welcome to the New Decade

Welcome to the new decade, although it has been quite a frightening and unnerving start. Firstly, the HSU#4, MSAV, VPA and AHP Committees and staff pass on our thoughts to all members and their families who have been affected by the bushfires which have wreaked and continue to wreak such devastation across our country. In particular we are thinking of members who have lost loved ones or properties in the fires. And we pass on our...

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The Bushfire Crisis
Jan15

The Bushfire Crisis

The HSU#4, MSAV, VPA and AHP Committees and staff pass on our thoughts to all members and their families who have been affected by the bushfires which have wreaked such devastation across the country. In particular we are thinking of members who have lost loved ones or properties in the fires. Please contact us and let us know if you have been significantly affected – the Union will be considering how we can best assist members in...

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Season’s Greetings from the Union
Dec20

Season’s Greetings from the Union

The Union will close for summer holidays on 23 December 2019 and reopen on 6 January 2020. We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every member for their support. We also want to thank you for your work and keeping Victorians healthy; without you our healthcare would...

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Professional Indemnity and Psychology Board of Australia
Dec16

Professional Indemnity and Psychology Board of Australia

The VPA provides members with Professional Indemnity insurance cover for all work wherever they are employed as psychologist or on psychological work. The cover does not cover private practice. The cover also includes representation at the Coroner’s Court and other proceedings and notifications to AHPRA. The PI insurance cover is compliant with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) standard. The PBA standard requires cover provided...

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Morrison’s anti-worker, union busting laws are back
Dec16

Morrison’s anti-worker, union busting laws are back

The Senate has barely rejected the Morrison Government’s anti-worker union busting legislation but it’s back on the agenda for the Senate in the new year. Less than a week after being rejected in the Senate, Scott Morrison has delivered on his promise to big business and put his union-busting bill through the House of Representatives again. But before it can be law it must go to the Senate. The Senate only just rejected this union...

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Unpaid work increasing health risks
Dec06

Unpaid work increasing health risks

This year’s No Pay? No Way! Survey has closed and while we are still going through the results and analysing them there are a couple of features of the survey that have almost immediately stuck out. This year we included a couple of new questions designed to get a better of idea of what impact high workloads are having on health and well-being, and mental health and well-being. It is clear from the survey that high workloads have a...

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