The NSW North Coast has had two main foci in recent years:
Initially, it was realised that there were well over 100 APS members within a reasonable distance of Lismore (around 200 kms) and that we were relatively isolated, in terms of distance, face to face contact and PD activities, it was decided that it would be viable to form a branch and provide mutual support. The first committee was formed with Dr Angela James as Chairperson. Since then other branches have been formed but our member base has remained strong.
Our members have been involved in both State and National APS activities. This has been mutually beneficial with the Branch receiving accurate feedback as well as the State or National body receiving local information directly.
We have regular Seminars and Workshops and these have been beneficial with members travelling long distances to attend. Our members come mainly from the University, Health, the court system and Education.