APPENDIX 2

APPENDIX 2

WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE AT PUBLIC HEARINGS

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Claire Moore (Chair)
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator Mark Furner
Senator Gary Humphries

Witnesses

Dr Louise Morauta
Project Director, National Registration and Accreditation Implementation Project

Australian Osteopathic Association
Dr Ben Field, National President
Mr Antony Nicholas, Executive Director
Mr George Brownbill, Consultant

Australian Physiotherapy Association
Mr Patrick Maher, President
Mr Jonathon Kruger, Manager, Policy and Communications Division

Australian Physiotherapy Council
Professor Tony Wright, Chair
Ms Margaret Grant, Chief Executive Officer

Australian Peak Nursing and Midwifery Forum
Ms Karen Cook, CEO, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
Ms Lee Thomas, Assistant Federal Secretary, Australian Nursing Federation
Ms Debra Cerasa, Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Nursing Australia
Dr Barbara Vernon, Executive Officer, Australian College of Midwives

Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges
Professor Russell Stitz AM RFD, Chair
Dr Glenda Wood, Chair-elect; and President, Australasian College of Dermatologists
Professor Geoffrey Metz AM, President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand
Professor Alan Carmichael, President
Professor Peter Smith, Member Executive

National Coalition of Public Pathology
Associate Professor Roger Wilson, President
Ms Penny Rogers, Chief Executive Officer
Professor Leslie Burnett, Director and Chief Executive, Pathology North, NSW Health
Dr Tony Badrick, Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Sullivan & Nicolaides; and Chair, Pathology Associations Council Workforce Committee

Monday, 13 July 2009

Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Claire Moore (Chair)
Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator Carol Brown
Senator Mark Furner
Senator Gary Humphries
Senator John Williams

Witnesses

Australasian Podiatry Council
Mr Brenden Brown, President
Mr Peter Lazzarini, Vice President
Dr Sue Whicker, Chief of Staff

Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons
Mr Mark Gilheany, President

Optometrists Association of Australia
Mr Andrew Harris, National President
Mr Joe Chakman, Executive Director
Mr John Beever, National Government Affairs Manager

Australian Psychological Society

Australian Psychological Society College of Counselling Psychologists

Australian Psychological Society College of Organisational Psychologists
Professor Lyn Littlefield, Executive Director
Mr David Stokes, Senior Manager, Professional Issues
Professor John O'Gorman, Member, College of Organisational Psychologists

Australian Dental Association
Dr Neil Hewson, Federal President
Mr Robert Boyd-Boland, Chief Executive Officer

Pharmacy Guild
Mr Ian Todd, National Councillor
Mrs Judy Liauw, National Councillor
Ms Wendy Phillips, Executive Director
Ms Ann Dalton, Director, Government Relations and Policy

Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA)
Ms Krystina Brown, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Dennis Richards, National President
Dr Sharyn Eaton, National Director, CAA; and Chair, NSW Chiropractic Registration Board; and Head, Department of Chiropractic, Macquarie University

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Dr David Hillis, Chief Executive Officer
Mr James McAdam, Director, Relationships and Advocacy

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Mr Grant Martin, Director Professional Services
Ms Kay Sorimachi, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Australasian Conference of Chiropractors Registration Boards (ACCRB)

Chiropractors Registration Boards of Australia  (via teleconference)
Dr Stephen Crean, Chairman, Working Party for the CRBA
Dr Michael Schobbrook, Representative, ACCRB
Dr Peter Cowie, Delegate, ACCRB

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Claire Moore (Chair)
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator Carol Brown
Senator Mark Furner
Senator Gary Humphries
Senator John Williams

Witnesses

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (via teleconference)
Mr Peter Dodds, Solicitor, Health Advocacy and Policy

Medical Indemnity Industry Association of Australia
Mrs Ellen Edmonds-Wilson, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Helen Turnbull, Solicitor Manager, Avant
Dr Sara Bird, Medico-legal Manager; and Advisory Services Coordinator, MDA National Insurance

Australian Medical Council
Mr Ian Frank, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Drew Menzies-McVey, Research and Policy Analyst

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Professor Peter Mudge, Chair, Council of the RACGP
Dr Greg Wilson, National Policy Advisor

Australian Medical Association
Dr Andrew Pesce, President
Mr Francis Sullivan, Secretary General

Dr Louise Morauta
Project Director, National Registration and Accreditation Implementation Project

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