AMA (WA) backs calls for National Summit on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

AMA (WA) backs calls for National Summit on Drug and Alcohol Misuse


Thursday 23 January 2014

The AMA (WA) has backed calls for the Federal Government to convene a National Summit in order to combat drug and alcohol misuse in Australia.   AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said today that violence due to the misuse …


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Government needs to act urgently on alcohol: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 14 January 2014

The State Government should implement the key recommendations of the review of the Liquor Control Act without delay, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “The recommendations made by the reviewers are eminently sensible and would be a huge …


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Heatwave Health Warning


Thursday 9 January 2014

Everyone should think carefully about how to best cope with the coming heatwave, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   The coming days will be particularly dangerous for people with existing medical conditions, and it was important that everyone …


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Beware of button batteries: AMA (WA)


Monday 30 December 2013

Parents should be vigilant this Christmas season when their children play with toys and other items powered by button batteries, the Australian Medical Association (WA) has warned.   “Thousands of toys powered by small batteries will be given to children …


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AMA (WA) calls for major overhaul of Medicare Locals


Thursday 19 December 2013

The time has come for a major overhaul of Medicare Locals, AMA (WA) Vice President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “We are calling on the Abbott Government to launch a complete and comprehensive overhaul of the entire model, including …


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