Win a FREE PPA Protect Membership

How to win the PPA Competition? With one week to go until you must have your professional indemnity insurance in place, Professional Pharmacists Australia is giving you a change to win one FREE PPA Protect Membership valid until June 2020. The PPA Protect union membership includes Professional Indemnity Insurance for Pharmacists, access to seminars and…

Federal Budget 2019-20

The 2019-20 Federal Budget will have a significant impact on Australia’s Pharmacists. Pharmacists remain one of the most underpaid professional groups in our economy. The funding model for pharmacy is one of the major drivers of this outcome. As a result, Federal Government funding through budget allocations is particularly important for pharmacists. Professional Pharmacists Australia…

Know your rights as a casual employee

CASUAL EMPLOYMENT    In recent times, the Australian workforce has undergone a process known as casualisation. Close to 2.5 million workers in Australia are working on a casual basis.   Casual employees work on a ‘shift-to-basis’, and NO certainty of ongoing work.  Does your work fall under these indicators?   No guaranteed hours of work   Working irregular hours   No paid…

My Health Record inquiry reports back

The Senate’s Community Affairs References Committee yesterday delivered its report into the My Health Record system recommending a raft of changes to help balance access and privacy concerns with the benefits of centralised electronic health data. Most notably, the Committee did not recommend making access to the scheme on an opt-in basis. The Committee recommended…

AWARD PAY LEGAL FIGHT WRAPS UP

MEDIA RELEASE | FRIDAY, 11th MAY 2018 Professional Pharmacists Australia concluded its’ case to raise employee pharmacists pay in the Fair Work Commission today. PPA fought for an average 30% increase in pay under the Pharmacy Industry Award and were opposed by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. “I want to thank our members, staff and…