Committee Vacancies

The ACT Gene Technology Advisory Council

The Gene Technology Advisory Council (GTAC) investigates issues relating to Genetically Modified (GM) food plants and provides advice to the Minister and ACT Government. In addition, the Council is asked to investigate matters referred to it by the Minister for Health and provide advice in relation to research trials, issue of licenses and current developments in relation to gene technology.

Under subsection 11(2) of the Act, the GTAC consists of eight members, appointed by the Minister for Health, on the nomination of organisations such as Health Care Consumers Association.

This committee requires a good level of knowledge of gene technology. It rarely meets face to face, however its members regularly receive documents for comment via email. The successful applicant will be able to access, read and return comment on documents using email. If this committee interests you, please submit your expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 6230 7800.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Kate on 6230 7800 as soon as possible.


There is a vacancy for a consumer representative on each of the committees below. These vacancies close on Monday 26 June, 2017. Click here for the HCCA Nomination Form to apply for a committee vacancy.


BreastScreen ACT Community Reference Group

This group provides a forum for women of the ACT and SE NSW communities to discuss issues and provide feedback, support and advice to the ACT breast screening program on matters related to the services offered by this program.

The BreastScreen ACT Community Reference Group meets twice a year, usually in March and October. The next meeting is scheduled for 24 October. The group sometimes seeks feedback/ review of consumer materials out of session via email.

Meetings are held at the BreastScreen ACT administrative location, this is currently at 1 Moore Street, Canberra City. 


Conference Sponsorship Positions

Affordable, Accessible, Appropriate Housing for Older Australians

COTA Australia National Policy Forum

Thursday 22 June 2017, National Press Club, Canberra

Housing security is a basic human need and human right.

This year’s COTA National Policy Forum will place the spotlight on what housing means in later life and explore current policy issues and future trends around housing for older Australians. The Forum will bring together an exciting line-up of policy makers, academics, consumers, advocates and others to discuss some of the pressing housing issues of our time and how they affect older people. These issues include:

  • What does the crisis in housing affordability and availability mean for current and future groups of older people?
  • What do older people need and want in their housing?
  • What kinds of housing supports well-being in later life?
  • What are the key challenges facing older renters?
  • Why are there increasing rates of homelessness amongst older people and how can this be turned around?
  • Should the home be viewed as a financial asset to be leveraged to help fund retirement years? 

HCCA will sponsor two consumer representatives to attend the COTA National Policy Forum. Sponsorship includes the cost of the event, and transport assistance if you require it. Consumer representatives who are sponsored by HCCA to attend events are requested to provide a report to HCCA so that other members can find out about and benefit from items of interest presented at the event. If you are interested in attending this forum please complete an Expression of Interest on the HCCA website here, or call Kate at the HCCA office on 6230 7800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance or more information about this.





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