Minimum alcohol price: Now is the time to act

Minimum alcohol price: Now is the time to act


Tuesday 9 October 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) strongly welcomes the WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition’s case for a Minimum Price for Alcohol.   “We know the harm that really cheap grog has on our society,” AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid …


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Inquiry into Health Department governance and operation vital


Thursday 13 September 2018

It’s time for a wholescale and fully independent investigation into the entire governance and operation of WA’s health system, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said he had today written to Premier …


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Personal Choice and Community Safety Committee anti-health and anti-common sense


Monday 3 September 2018

The WA Parliamentary Inquiry on Personal Choice and Community Safety (PCCS) established this week is not only a waste of time and money but could have a negative impact on perceptions of  community safety and health, the Australian Medical Association …


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AMA (WA) calls for complete Health Department contract inquiry


Wednesday 29 August 2018

Premier Mark McGowan’s move to call on the Public Sector Commissioner to review why the Director General of the Health Department was not made aware of serious allegations surrounding senior public servants is welcomed, but does not go far enough …


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Report highlights importance of palliative care: AMA (WA)


Friday 24 August 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today said it was pleased that the report by the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices points very clearly to the deficiencies in palliative care in WA.   “It is very clear now …


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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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