Realistic targets on tobacco legislation required at COAG Health Council

Realistic targets on tobacco legislation required at COAG Health Council


Thursday 12 April 2018

WA Health Minister Roger Cook should pursue realistic and achievable targets on tobacco control with other Health Ministers at the COAG Health Council meeting tomorrow, rather than floating empty, unenforceable ideas, the AMA (WA) said today.   “Realistically, other States …


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AMA (WA) welcomes COAG Health Council adoption of mandatory reporting laws


Thursday 12 April 2018

The AMA (WA) has congratulated the COAG Health Council for adopting nationally consistent mandatory reporting laws.   “The approach by the AMA in Western Australia to fight for separate and intelligent mandatory reporting laws some years ago has been shown …


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AMA meets with Corrective Services Minister


Tuesday 27 March 2018

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid has discussed concerns about Prison Medical Officer contracts and GP reviews of the health of new prisoners during a meeting with the Minister for Corrective Services, the Hon. Fran Logan.   These …


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Private Health Fund Profits Grow, Patient Choice and Policy Value Shrink: AMA PHI Report Card 2018


Monday 26 March 2018

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid has urged all West Australians to check the AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2018 before taking out health insurance.   Dr Khorshid warned that changes being pursued by Australia’s biggest private …


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AMA (WA) Budget Submission: Infrastructure first!


Thursday 15 March 2018

The upcoming State Budget needs to substantially increase funding for health infrastructure, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   Forward estimates show a reduction of more than 95 per cent in total funding for the WA Health Asset Investment …


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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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Dr Rosalind Forward
Tuesday, 4th June 2019

Question: What do you get when you put 55 doctors motivated about and interested in doctors’ wellbeing in one room? Answer: Lots of fantastic discussion, ideas and suggestions.   Earlier this year, the AMA (WA) Doctors in Training Welfare Subcommittee …