Speak Out Feb 2017

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February 2017

National Office Level 1/114 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 T 1300 368 835 F 03 9642 4922 E office@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Chief Executive Officer Gail Mulcair T 03 9642 4899 E execassist@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Speech Pathology Australia Board Gaenor Dixon – President Robyn Stephen – Vice President Communications Belinda Hill – Vice President Operations Chyrisse Heine – Director Tim Kittel – Director Brooke Sanderson – Director Lee McGovern – Director

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From the President


Association news


Professional development model review


Celebrate the highlights of 2016


Professional standards


Spotlight on professional support


Policy and advocacy - disability, ageing and carers survey


Member profile - Sue Cameron’s telepractice


Ethics news


Early career reference group


National conference flyer


NDIS update


Branch news


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