Coalition Policy on health a step in the right direction

Coalition Policy on health a step in the right direction


Thursday 22 August 2013

The Coalition’s policy on health, released earlier today, is a strong step towards improving Australia’s health system, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said today. Dr Choong also called on the ALP to immediately release their plans to …


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Budget Brings Mixed Reviews for Health – AMA (WA)


Thursday 8 August 2013

Health in Western Australia has survived today’s Budget, but still faces a difficult road ahead, Australian Medical Association (WA) Vice President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “Today’s Budget includes a 7 per cent increase in hospital funding, but a …


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Government defers on cap following pressure from AMA (WA)


Friday 2 August 2013

The Federal Government’s decision to delay the introduction of the proposed $2000 cap on work related self-education expenses a further year was an admission that it had made a major mistake.   “The politics of this situation is that the …


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Recognising Excellence at the AMA (WA) Annual Gala Dinner


Monday 29 July 2013

Two of Western Australia’s most respected medical figures were awarded the AMA (WA)’s highest accolade at a Gala Dinner and WA Award ceremony on Saturday night.   Professor Alex Cohen and Doctor Michael McCall both received the AMA (WA) Award …


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AMA (WA) applauds Coalition call to Scrap the Cap


Thursday 25 July 2013

AMA (WA) President, Dr Richard Choong has congratulated the Federal Opposition for strongly opposing the proposed cap on self-education tax deductions.   The Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training Christopher Pyne made the call during a meeting with a …


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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 …