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Executive and Member Organisations

The election of the AHCRA Executive was held in July 2014. The Executive is elected for a two year period.

The current Executive comprises the following members:

Consumer organisations

Tony McBride (nominated by Health Issues Centre)
Margaret Brown (Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia)
Tessa Boyd-Cain (Australian Council of Social Service)
Tony Lawson (Co-opted member)

Health professional organisations

Ray Bange (Co-opted member)
Richard Brightwell (Co-opted member)
Amanda Davies (Australian College of Nurse Practitioners)
Tim Woodruff (Doctors Reform Society)
Vanessa Lee (Public Health Association of Australia)
Sebastian Rosenberg (Co-opted member)

Rural organisations

Bruce Simmons (nominated by National Rural Health Alliance)

Chair and Media Spokesperson

Tony McBride 0407 531 468

See more about your Executive members here


The following organisations are members of the Alliance.

Allied Health Professions Australia

Website: http://www.ahpa.com.au


Audiology Australia

Website: http://www.audiology.asn.au


Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Website: http://www.acmhn.org


Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

Website: https://acnp.org.au


Australian Council of Social Service

Website: http://www.acoss.org.au


Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Website: http://www.afao.org.au


Australian Society of Physician Assistants

Website: http://http://www.aspa-australianpas.org/


Australian Wound Management Association

Website: http://www.awma.com.au


Catholic Health Australia

Website: http://www.cha.org.au


Continence Foundation of Australia

Website: http://www.continence.org.au


Doctors Reform Society

Website: http://www.drs.org.au


Family Planning Victoria

Website: http://www.fpv.org.au


Health Care Consumers’ Association (ACT)

Website: http://www.hcca.org.au


Health Consumers Network


Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia

Website: http://www.nrha.org.au/hcrra


Health Issues Centre

Website: http://www.healthissuescentre.org.au


National Rural Health Alliance

Website: http://www.nrha.org.au


Paramedics Australasia

Website: http://www.paramedics.org


Public Health Association of Australia

Website: http://www.phaa.net.au


Australian Health Promotion Association

http://www.healthpromotion.org.au

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