Govt Leadership on Female Genital Mutilation applauded

Govt Leadership on Female Genital Mutilation applauded


Wednesday 17 April 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has congratulated Health Minister Kim Hames for his leadership in fighting to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation from Australia.   AMA (WA) Vice-President Dr Michael Gannon said the practice of FGM was not only unacceptable, but …


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Commitment to Indigenous health is crucial: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 17 April 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has strongly supported this week’s push by the Close the Gap campaign to a continued commitment towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.   “As AMA (WA) President I agree that it is vital to …


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Education Expense change will hurt health care


Tuesday 16 April 2013

Moves by the Federal Government to limit the tax deduction for work related education expenses will seriously affect the quality of health care in Australia and drive medical professionals from our shores, the AMA (WA) said today.Under the new reforms …


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Immunisation important for both your child and the community


Friday 12 April 2013

 AMA (WA) President Dr. Richard Choong has urged parents to think not only of their children’s health, but the community as a whole when deciding on immunisation.   After the startling immunisation results released recently by the NHPA, Dr. Choong addressed …


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Reappointment of Dr Kim Hames Welcomed


Friday 22 March 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the reappointment of the Hon Kim Hames as Health Minister.   “The Premier’s re-appointment of Dr Hames is great news for health in our state,” AMA (WA) president Dr Richard Choong said.   …


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Re-elected Fed Govt needs to consult more with Primary Care
Dr Sean Stevens
Monday, 8th July 2019

Like many of my colleagues, I have been wondering how the re-election of the Morrison Government will impact Australian GPs and their patients. The government’s announcement around re-indexation of the MBS (granted at a rate lower than CPI) was appreciated …