Decision to merge health and mental health portfolios welcomed

Decision to merge health and mental health portfolios welcomed


Friday 17 March 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the decision by the new State Government to merge the health and mental health portfolios under the one minister, Deputy Premier Roger Cook.   “The AMA (WA) has been advocating for some time …


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AMA (WA) congratulates WA Labor on election


Monday 13 March 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today congratulated the Labor Party on being elected to power, calling on the new government to keep health high on their agenda in government.   “Health is facing a host of major challenges and we …


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Push for national consistent vaccination laws welcomed


Monday 13 March 2017

The AMA (WA) has called for new Premier Mark McGowan to back a Federal Government proposal that will prevent unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres or preschool.   “The Prime Minister has called for nationally consistent laws on this issue …


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AMA (WA) condemns Hanson vaccination comments


Tuesday 7 March 2017

The Liberal Party should be condemned for doing a preference deal with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation – a party that has created doubt and even fear about the key health issue of vaccination, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Andrew …


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WA Labor’s research proposal a smart plan


Tuesday 21 February 2017

WA Labor’s proposal to introduce a Future Health Research and Innovation (HRI) Fund has been welcomed by the Australian Medical Association (WA) as a smart plan for improving the health and wellbeing of all Western Australians.   “WA Labor’s promise …


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"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
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