Annual Conference 2014

The MSAV | VPA | AHP Annual Conference is on Friday 30 May at 9am for a 9:30am start to 5pm.


The Annual Conference will feature plenary sessions on the state of public health in Victoria and the current industrial landscape and challenges for the MSAV, VPA Inc and AHP.

Plus the Annual Conference will also be an excellent opportunity to hear from some great speakers including leaders from other unions in the health sector.

We’re excited to have Craig McGregor, secretary of the Victorian Health Professionals Association, and Paul Healey, assistant secretary of the Health & Community Services Union, join Rosemary Kelly for our panel discussion on the state of public health in Victoria. Craig and Paul will bring an invaluable perspective on healthcare based on their members’ experiences.

With this year being an election year, we’ve secured the Minister for Health and Ageing, David Davis; Opposition Shadow Minister for Health and Mental Health, Mr Gavin Jennings; and Colleen Hartland the Victorian Greens health spokesperson.  They’ll outline and discuss their healthcare policies and impact of the state budget on healthcare; plus you’ll have an opportunity to ask the tough questions about healthcare.

We’re also looking forward to hearing from First State Super who will speak about superannuation and the Low Income Super Contribution scheme.

Plus the in-coming secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council, Luke Hilakari, will be there to discuss the campaign to ensure Victorians have a government that looks after healthcare and puts workers first.

The Annual Conference is open to all members.

Conference Details:

Date: 30 May 2014

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: DownTowner on Lygon at 66 Lygon St, Carlton – check it out on Google Maps

Door Prize: By attending you’re in the draw to win a Kindle donated by the ACTU.


Confirmed Speakers:

David Davis – Victorian Minister for Health and Ageing

Gavin Jennings – Victorian Shadow Minister for Health and Mental Health

Colleen Hartland – Victorian Greens spokesperson for health

Craig McGregor – Secretary, Victorian Health Professionals Association

Paul Healey – Assistant Secretary, Health & Community Services Union

Luke Hilakari – Secretary-elect, Victorian Trades Hall Council

First State Super

Check out our draft Agenda for Annual Conference below:

Session Time      Session

9am – 9:30am     Registration

9:30am – 9:45am               Introduction:

– Welcome to Country

– Conference Welcome

9:45am – 11:30am             Plenary:

Panel Discussion – State of Public Health in 2014

11:30am – 11:45am          Morning Tea

11:45am – 1pm Plenary:

– Industrial landscape in 2014

– Taking stock for Public Sector Bargaining

– Dispute resolution

1pm – 2pm          Lunch

2pm – 3:15pm    Plenary:

Panel Discussion – The State Election and Healthcare

3:15pm – 3:30pm              Super & the Low Income Super Contribution

3:30pm – 3:45pm              Afternoon Tea

3:45pm – 4:45pm              Growing the Union:

– Organising in 2014 & the Job Rep Network

– Lesson from Cancer Crisis & Keep Blood Safe

– We Are Union campaign

4:45pm – 5pm    Closing Remarks

5pm       Conference Drinks/Dinner


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