Australia’s Private Health Industry has caught a cold

Australia’s Private Health Industry has caught a cold

Thursday 17 March 2016

Regular readers of the business pages of newspapers recently might have come across the smiling face of Mr George Savvides, CEO of Medibank Private.   The insurance company is one of the darlings of a currently troubled market with profits …

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Health calls a loaded issue

Thursday 5 November 2015

Have you been sitting at home late at night and the phone rings, only to discover that the caller wants to talk about your private health insurance, conveniently offering you a substantially reduced premium for health cover?   West Australians …

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President’s Diary: August/September 2015

Wednesday 30 September 2015

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of months for AMA (WA)  and its President Dr Michael Gannon. From meetings with the Minister for Mental Health, discussions with the Canadian Medical Association on end of life care,  strategy meetings on immunisation …

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Suicide Prevention 2020 Strategy: Will WA learn from past failures?

Thursday 10 September 2015

Earlier this year, the State Government released an ambitious plan to halve the number of suicides and suicide attempts in Western Australia over the next decade.

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In Defence Of Healthway

Wednesday 25 March 2015

The recent events concerning the so-called “ticket scandal” has featured a regrettable deluge of bad press reflecting adversely not only on individuals associated with Healthway (particularly myself, as its Chair) but also upon the Foundation itself. As an individual adversely …

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Caring for the dying is our greatest challenge
Dr Omar Khorshid
Wednesday, 6th December 2017

With the passing of euthanasia and physician assisted dying legislation by the Victorian Parliament earlier this week, the issue is now sure to travel West. In fact, this subject is likely to dominate public and medical debate next year. Already …