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In accordance with Speech Pathology Australia’s Constitution, nominations are currently sought to fill four upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors. Read more…


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Speech Pathology Australia is seeking nominations from current members, who are not members of the Board of Directors, for elected member positions on the Ethics Board.

In 2000, the Ethics Board was established to manage and, when necessary, to enforce the Association's Code of Ethics. The Ethics Board currently has 13 members: the chair, four senior members, four elected members and four community representatives. Two elected member positions will become vacant in May 2022.

The Ethics Board is an integral part of the Association’s internal self-regulation processes to ensure that speech pathologists maintain the highest standards of professional practice and conduct. The Ethics Board is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints regarding members of the Association and acts an advisory committee to the Board of Directors in relation to matters of ethical practice.

The Ethics Board has three meetings via videoconference per year, plus an annual face-to-face meeting and training weekend at the National Office, Melbourne (pending travel restrictions at the time of the meeting).

Elected member positions

The elected member positions are open to any interested member of Speech Pathology Australia (other than current members of the Board of Directors).

Current elected members of the Ethics Board may be considered for re-election providing that they have not exceeded the maximum allowable term.

Nominations will close 14 February 2022

The Association is seeking nominations from a broad cross-section of the profession, across all areas of practice including, but not limited to, disability, public health and rural/remote practitioners. Please consider your own interest in sitting on the Association’s Ethics Board and/or if you are aware of colleagues who would be suitable.

Nomination form

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Completed nominations should be emailed to the Association’s Manager Ethics and Professional Issues at National Office no later than 5 pm AEDT on 14 February 2022.

Members of Speech Pathology Australia will vote for each elected member position by confidential electronic ballot prior to the Association’s 2022 Annual General Meeting. To assist members in making an informed appointment to the Ethics Board, members will be provided with a statement written by the nominee. The successful nominees will be announced during the AGM.

For further information, either the Association's Manager Ethics and Professional Issues or telephone 1300 368 835.


32nd World Congress of the IALP – Auckland, NZ – August 2023

The next IALP World Congress is on 20-24 August 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. The theme for the conference is: Together Towards Tomorrow

Members of Speech Pathology Australia are encouraged to either return to this page to find the latest information about the congress or visit the IALP World Congress website.

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