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Osteopathy Australia Updates

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF AUDITOR

20 February 2017
The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, Mr Trevor Porter, effective from Monday 20 February 2017.

Osteopathy Australia supports Healthy Weight Week

13 February 2017
Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is the perfect time to kick-start a more wholesome lifestyle. Focus on cooking more meals at home, eating the right foods, keeping active and seeking professional advice – smart ways to help achieve your best weight possible!

School backpacks: what to look for and how to wear them

29 January 2017
School bags are an essential aspect of the back-to-school process. Children will carry the backpack the whole year, but the right – or wrong – backpack can have a much longer effect on your child’s health.

Hope for Health

24 January 2017
Two osteopaths travelled to the remote community of Galiwin’ku, on Elcho Island, Arnhem Land, with hope for health. Patricia Thomas tells her story...

Back to School Shoes

23 January 2017
Well, it’s getting close to the end of school holidays and so the “back to school” preparation begins. Osteos are often asked about the best footwear for children...

Tips for Wearing Heels

22 January 2017
Osteopath Claire Richardson says, “If you’re going to wear the heels, decrease the damage they cause.”

Take the stairs. Always.

5 January 2017
How to keep moving while on holidays: The benefits of stair climbing

Skin: a bare bones covering

21 November 2016
While it’s not the role of an osteopath to diagnose skin conditions, UK specialty doctor in Dermatology Manu Mehra believes we are uniquely positioned to make observations that save lives.

Osteopathy student tipped to make top 10 in inaugural 2016 NAB AFL Women's Draft

12 October 2016
Nicola Stevens is expected to be drafted in the top 10, and even tipped to go as high as number 5 — but it could have been higher were it not for an ACL injury. Her experience in playing AFL football and suffering injuries herself, has led her to believe that osteopathic treatment and commitment to rehabilitation is the most effective in obtaining optimal results in health and performance.

"Black Knight" helps drought-affected farmers with osteopathy outreach

10 October 2016
A Brisbane osteopath with an affinity for the bush embarked on an outreach mission to provide drought-affected farmers free osteopathic treatment in July. The mobile clinic travelled through rural areas in the “Black Knight”, a V8 Toyota LandCruiser; the fastest single-turbo VDJ76 in Australia.

Student placement in Indian orthopaedic hospital

29 September 2016
In April, four osteopathy students from RMIT University travelled to India for a month-long student placement in the Sportsmed Mumbai hospital.

Changes to Time-off-in-lieu conditions of the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010

9 September 2016
The Fair Work Commission handed down changes to the Time-off-in-lieu (TOIL) provisions of the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 on 22 August 2016. The new provisions have been in effect since the first full pay period on or after the 22 August 2016. These changes apply to employees and employers covered by the award. Employees and employers in all businesses in all states with the exception of unincorporated businesses in Western Australia are covered by the award. Thus the changes do not apply to unincorporated practices in WA. The intention of the new TOIL clause (28.3 Time off instead of payment for overtime), which replaces the previous TOIL clause 28.3, is to clarify the intention and interpretation of the original clause. An explanation of the new clause is below. Each explanation of a subclause of 28.3 is numbered according to the numeral it corresponds to in clause 28.3 in the award.

Osteopath heads to Rio Paralympics

1 September 2016
Osteopathy Australia wishes member, Jessica Gallagher, all the best at the Rio Paralympics! Read her incredible story...

STOP PRESS: 2016 Annual Wage review increase announced

2 June 2016
The Minimum Wage Panel of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced its 2016 annual wage review on 1 June 2016. The FWC decided a 2.4% increase will come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2016.

Osteopathy Australia is calling for the submission of abstracts for presentation at our October 2015 National Conference

19 January 2015
Each year the Osteopathy Australia conference aims to provide a diverse mix of speakers in our program. Presentations on scientific papers or new clinical knowledge or workshops on Osteopathy, healthcare and research findings are welcomed.

Osteopathy Australia Statement on #StopTenpenny Campaign

7 January 2015
Osteopathy Australia official statement on #StopTenpenny Campaign in Australia. Includes Osteopathy Australia Vaccination Policy Document.

Osteopathy Australia at GPCE in Melbourne

17 November 2014
Osteopathy Australia represented the profession at the General Practitioner Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) 2014 in Melbourne.

National Clinicians Network Forum

19 June 2014
Osteopathy Australia was present at the National Clinicians Network Forum held in Sydney this week.

Annual Wage Review increase 2014/2015 announced

6 June 2014
Fair Work Commission (FWC) Panel has increased the minimum wage rates by 3 per cent from the first full pay period
on or after 1 July 2014.

Effects of the Budget 2014-15 on Osteopathy

14 May 2014
Read about what the 2014-15 Federal Budget means for you and your patients.

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NOTICE OF CHANGE OF AUDITOR

The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, Mr Trevor Porter, effective from Monday 20 February 2017.

Osteopathy Australia supports Healthy Weight Week

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is the perfect time to kick-start a more wholesome lifestyle. Focus on cooking more meals at home, eating the right foods, keeping active and seeking professional advice – smart ways to help achieve your best weight possible!