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The National Association for People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV (PLHIV) across Australia. We provide advocacy, policy, health promotion, effective representation, and outreach on a national level. A strong and effective Board of Directors will keep people living with HIV at the forefront of the response. This will require a dedicated team to align with the vision of the organisation to see a world where people living with HIV live their lives to their full potential, in good health and free from stigma and discrimination.

Beyond ensuring the good governance of the organisation, elected Directors will play a significant role overseeing the implementation of our Strategic Plan 2020 and beyond, as well as supporting staff, volunteers and stakeholders through new opportunities and challenges as we advocate for the health and well being of the HIV community in Australia.

This is a fantastic opportunity for inspirational leaders who have a genuine passion for advancing the rights of people living with HIV.

Postscript:  NAPWHA welcomed the new board at the NAPWHA Annual General Meeting on 25 October 2019

Nomination timeline

  • Monday 26 August 2019 — Nominations for Board positions open
    (President; Treasurer/Secretary; two Ordinary Directors)
  • Monday 23 September 2019 — Nominations close at 4:00PM (AEST)
  • Friday 27 September until Friday 11 October 2019 — Postal vote to members
  • Friday 25 October 2019 — Results announced at NAPWHA Annual General Meeting

How to apply

All potential nominees should review the following information before completing the nomination documents:

Nomination documents

All potential nominees must fully complete the following documents prior to submitting their application:

Submit your nomination

Nominations are to be in writing, addressed to Aaron Cogle, NAPWHA Executive Director (as secretariat support for returning officer, Tim Leach), submitted no later than 4:00PM on Monday 23 September 2019:

NAPWHA welcomes the new board

NAPWHA Board Members Scott Harlum, Chris Howard, Danny Ryding

NAPWHA wishes to inform our organisational membership, partners and community/ies of the 2019 NAPWHA Board election results ahead of our Annual General Meeting in late-October.

Scott Harlum will take over from Cipriano Martinez as the new President. “It’s an exciting time to be NAPWHA President. With Sarah Feagan as Vice-President, an impressive team settled into our Newtown offices, and a diverse and experienced Board in place, I’m excited by what we might achieve. I’d also like to I acknowledge and thank the outgoing President Cipri for all of his hard work over many years.”

Chris Howard will replace Scott Harlum as NAPWHA’s new Treasurer-Secretary.

Danny Ryding has been re-elected to the position of Ordinary Director.

Nomination timeline for 2019 Board Elections

Voting representatives for 2019 Board Elections

  • Queensland Positive People — Matt Hall and Vaughan McLachlan
  • Positive Life NSW — Robert Agati and Paul Caleo
  • PLHIV Northern Territory — Mark Halton and Daniel Alderman
  • Living Positive Victoria — Richard Keane and Adam Ehm
  • PLHIV Australian Capital Territory — Marcus Bogie
  • PLHIV Tasmania — Grahame Foster
  • Positive Life South Australia — Kath Leane
  • Positive Organisation Western Australia — Ryan Oliver

Nominations for the Board of Directors now open

NAPWHA Board Nominations are now open banner

The National Association for People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV (PLHIV) across Australia. We provide advocacy, policy, health promotion, effective representation, and outreach on a national level. A strong and effective Board of Directors will keep people living with HIV at the forefront of the response. This will require a dedicated team to align with the vision of the organisation to see a world where people living with HIV live their lives to their full potential, in good health and free from stigma and discrimination.

Beyond ensuring the good governance of the organisation, elected Directors will play a significant role overseeing the implementation of our Strategic Plan 2020 and beyond, as well as supporting staff, volunteers and stakeholders through new opportunities and challenges as we advocate for the health and well being of the HIV community in Australia.

This is a fantastic opportunity for inspirational leaders who have a genuine passion for advancing the rights of people living with HIV.

Nomination timeline

  • Monday 12 October 2020 — Nominations for Board positions open
    (Vice President; three Ordinary Directors)
  • Friday 30 October 2020 — Nominations close at 4:00PM (AEST)
  • Friday 6 November until Friday 13 November 2020 — Postal vote to members
  • Friday 27 November 2020 — Results announced at NAPWHA Annual General Meeting

How to apply

To nominate to stand for a NAPWHA Board position you must:

  1. Correctly complete the NAPWHA Nomination Form and your personal Supporting Statement (a brief personal profile written by the person being nominated, not exceeding 2 pages).
  2. Indicate which board position you are standing for
  3. Have your nominators affix their names to the form along with the name of the PLHIV organisation that they are members of, and sign the form; all in the correct places.
  4. Send the correctly filled out form and your personal statement to the Returning Officer by email or post.
  5. Note: All nominations must be RECEIVED by no later than 4.00 PM Friday 30 October 2020.

See also:

Submit your nomination

Nominations are to be in writing, addressed to the Returning Officer, Tim Leach), submitted no later than 4:00PM on Friday 30 October 2020:

Nominations for the Board of Directors now open

NAPWHA Board Nominations are now open banner

The National Association for People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV (PLHIV) across Australia. We provide advocacy, policy, health promotion, effective representation, and outreach on a national level. A strong and effective Board of Directors will keep people living with HIV at the forefront of the response. This will require a dedicated team to align with the vision of the organisation to see a world where people living with HIV live their lives to their full potential, in good health and free from stigma and discrimination.

Beyond ensuring the good governance of the organisation, elected Directors will play a significant role overseeing the implementation of our Strategic Plan 2020 and beyond, as well as supporting staff, volunteers and stakeholders through new opportunities and challenges as we advocate for the health and well being of the HIV community in Australia.

This is a fantastic opportunity for inspirational leaders who have a genuine passion for advancing the rights of people living with HIV.

Nominations are now sought for the positions of
President, Treasurer/Secretary and two (2) Ordinary Directors.

Nomination timeline

  • Monday 27 September 2021 — Nominations for Board positions open for President, Treasurer/Secretary and two (2) Ordinary Directors
  • Friday 15 October 2021 — Nominations close at 4:00PM (AEST)
  • Date TBA November 2021 — Results announced at NAPWHA Annual General Meeting

How to apply

To nominate to stand for a NAPWHA Board position you must:

  1. Correctly complete the NAPWHA Nomination Form and your personal Supporting Statement (a brief personal profile written by the person being nominated, not exceeding 2 pages).
  2. Indicate which board position you are standing for
  3. Have your nominators affix their names to the form along with the name of the PLHIV organisation that they are members of, and sign the form; all in the correct places.
  4. Send the correctly filled out form and your personal statement to the Returning Officer by email or post.
  5. Note: All nominations must be RECEIVED by no later than 4.00 PM Friday 15 October 2021.

See also:

Submit your nomination

Nominations are to be in writing, addressed to the Returning Officer, no later than Nominations must be received by – 4.00 PM Friday 15 October 2021:

  • By post to PO Box 917 Newtown NSW 2042
  • By email to rhys@halc.org.au
  • By fax to (02) 9206 2053

 

NAPWHA Annual General Meeting and Members Forum 2021

Friday 26 November 2021 — 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The NAPWHA Annual General Meeting and Members’ Forum 2021, will be held virtually online providing an important governance process for all NAPWHA member and associate member organisations, updates and giving members an opportunity to vote on a range of matters.

Image:  The Special General Meeting members forum held in May 2021

Executive Director’s Report 2021

NAPWHA Executive Director, Aaron Cogle presented a Executive Director Report to members at the AGM 2021.

President’s end-of-year report

Scott Harlum, NAPWHA President

2021 – what a year! Appropriately, it’s ending with a bang!

World AIDS Day Announcement – $39 Million Over 5 Years – for PLHIV who are ineligible for Medicare

On World AIDS Day, the Commonwealth Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt announced a new investment of $39m over five years to provide HIV treatment for people with HIV who are ineligible for Medicare through a new government scheme.

This partnership between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories delivers on the Minister’s commitment at World AIDS Day last year to seek a solution to this long-standing problem.

NAPWHA Board Announcements

Justin Xiao

NAPWHA Vice-President, Sarah Feagan, made announcements of new changes to the NAPWHA Board, including the welcomed appointment of Justin Xiao, and re-appointment of Simon O’Connor. Warm thanks and acknowledgements were made to Board members stepping down: Michael Brown and Secretary-Treasurer, Chris Howard

Justin Xiao currently works at ACON as a Community Health Promotion Officer overseeing the Sexualised Drug Use project. His intersectional lived-experience also extends his work into HIV and Asian Gay Men’s programs, including a project in collaboration with NAPWHA for the implementation of the Positive Asian Network Australia (PANA), established in 2021. Justin moved to Australia from China in 2007 and has lived in Sydney and Toronto, Canada since then. Over the years, he has been involved in a number of community organisations supporting people living with HIV and people who have sought out support for their substance use.

In the recent NAPWHA campaign marking ‘40 Years of HIV: Where to Next, Justin Xiao speaks of the importance of representation of diverse voices. “It’s time to focus on providing culturally appropriate care to PLHIV who are often ‘left behind’ or ‘hard to reach’. While the science of U=U has changed the ways we live with HIV, stigma and fear isn’t over yet. We must continue to create spaces where all PLHIV feel encouraged to be their best selves, and we demand those spaces.”

Health Literacy Framework report back: Making peer networks happen

Video:  NAPWHA Project Officer, Eloise Monteiro presented as part of a Health Literacy Framework project report back to members at the NAPWHA AGM 2021. Community Advocates from the project made announcements of new NAPWHA-auspiced national networks: Jimmy Chen of Positive Asian Network Australia (PANA); Anth McCarthy of HetMAN Australia (Heterosexual Men Advocacy Network); and Cristian Cortes of Positive Latinx Australian  Network (PLAN)

NAPWHA Annual Report 2021

World AIDS Day 2021

This World AIDS Day 2021, NAPWHA will be marking the significance of our ongoing advocacy, representation, policy, and health promotion for people with HIV through a campaign reflecting on the Australian theme of 40 Years of HIV: Where to Next?