ALP urged to step out of the cage and into 21st century

ALP urged to step out of the cage and into 21st century


Monday 21 January 2013

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The Australian Medical Association (WA) has called on the Labor Party to reject the promise by its sports spokesman to “revisit” a state government ban on cage fighting.
 
AMA (WA) Vice President Dr Michael Gannon said the issue of health outweighed all other concerns.
 
“I call on opposition health spokesman Roger Cook to immediately join the AMA and oppose cage fighting on health and safety grounds,” he said.
 
“We know the view of the opposition sports minister who unfortunately supports this barbaric activity. We now call on Mr Cook to make clear his position on this dangerous activity.
 
“As a society we have moved on from barbaric sports being used as entertainment. However it appears the ALP has yet to enter the 20th century, let alone the 21st century.
 
“Is the ALP just keen to oppose any and all positive moves by the state government or does it really believe these activities are really sports?”
 
The AMA recently urged the state government to follow-up on its decision to ban cage contests by early March, by outlawing MMA fighting in all forms.
 
“Mixed martial arts is a very dangerous activity, has damaging health effects, both immediate and over the longer term,” Dr Gannon said.
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