The College Policy and Advocacy Council and Advisory Committee
Within the College there consists two cross-College policy and advocacy groups, the Council and its Advisory Committee. The Council is the peak decision making and strategic planning body while the Advisory Committee meets between Council meetings to make decisions that need to be finalised in a shorter timeframe.
In matters of Policy and Advocacy, the Council and Advisory Committee were established to:-
- determine the key policy priorities and activities for the whole College in a manner that aligns the needs of Members and the community;
- consult with Specialty Societies and other external bodies on policy and advocacy matters and priorities to maximise effective outcomes;
- respond to emerging policy and advocacy issues that are relevant to the College Members and the community; and
- promote the role of the College, Fellows and trainees in improving the quality and safety of health care in Australia and New Zealand;
Read the College Policy and Advocacy Committee by-laws
Read the The College Policy and Advocacy Committee (CPAC) Guiding Principles
These principles are intended to inform decision-making around policy priorities and allocation of P&A resources.
College Policy and Advocacy Council Membership
The Council is a representational body of 27 members, including those members of the Advisory Committee.
The Council is going through a turnover period, as such some of the positions are waiting to change over whilst their representative College bodies also undergo turnover and identify their Council member.
(in alphabetical order by surname)
Greg Bowring, AFRM President-Elect and Faculty P&A Committee (PAC) Chair
Jeff Brown, NZ Committee (TBC)
Nick Buckmaster, CPAC AC
Don Campbell, AMD President-Elect
Sophia Couzos, CPAC AC
Gregory Crawford, AChPM President
John Eastwood, CPAC AC
Niki Ellis, CPAC Chair
Christian Gericke, CPAC Deputy Chair
Warren Harrex, AFOEM PAC Chair
Noel Hayman, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee Chair
George Laking, CPAC AC and Maori Health Committee
Adrian Lee, NSW/ACT Regional Committee
Winston Liauw, CPAC AC
Nick Lintzeris, AChAM President-Elect
Jenny Martin, CPAC AC
Rajesh Raj, TAS Regional Committee
Helen Rhodes, WA Regional Committee (temp)
Nathan Ryder, AChSHM Committee Policy and Advocacy Lead
Judy Savige, VIC Regional Committee
Gillian Shenfield, CPAC AC
Li-Zsa Tan, QLD Regional Committee
Pat Tuohy, PCHD PAC Chair
Robert Van Den Berg, SA Regional Committee
Peter Wallis, NT Regional Committee
College Trainee Committee (vacant)
College Policy and Advocacy Council Advisory Committee Membership
The Advisory Committee is a nine-member body, established through a merits based selection and appointment process, including the Chair and Deputy Chair of Council.
Nick Buckmaster, member
Sophie Couzos, member
John Eastwood, member
Niki Ellis, Chair
Christian Gericke, Deputy Chair
George Laking, member
Winston Liauw, member
Jenny Martin, member
Gillian Shenfield, member
Current CPAC–AC term runs 2017 - 2020.
Contact the Policy and Advocacy Unit at CPAC@racp.edu.au for further information on the College Policy and Advocacy Council and its Advisory Committee.