AMA (WA) welcomes commitment on alcohol advertising

AMA (WA) welcomes commitment on alcohol advertising


Tuesday 3 July 2018

The AMA (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to its pre-election promise to remove alcohol advertising from public transport in Western Australia.   “This initiative is something the AMA (WA), along with the WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition, …


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AMA (WA) receives award for Best Public Health Campaign


Monday 28 May 2018

The AMA (WA) won a major Federal AMA Award at last weekend’s National Conference, recognising our strong campaign to tackle the issue of mental health, particularly adolescence suicide and self-harm.   The award, presented by AMA National President Dr Michael …


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Big shoes to fill following departure of Chief Health Officer


Wednesday 16 May 2018

The AMA (WA) has congratulated Chief Health Officer Professor Tarun Weeramanthri on his exceptional service to health in Western Australia, following news of his pending resignation.   “While the AMA (WA) and Prof Weeramanthri have not always seen eye to …


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Health in a holding pattern following State Budget


Thursday 10 May 2018

WA health is in a holding pattern as the State Government waits for the Sustainable Health Review report, which is not expected to be finalised until November at the earliest, the AMA (WA) said today.   “The Sustainable Health Review, …


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AMA (WA) visits Perth Children’s Hospital


Tuesday 1 May 2018

Representatives of the Australian Medical Association (WA) visited the Perth Children’s Hospital today for a closer look at our State’s newest health campus.   AMA (WA) Councillors and management were taken on a detailed tour of the soon-to-be opened more …


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This month’s Medicus magazine focused on morale in our hospitals – but what about morale amongst us general practitioners? Some would say that General Practice has been downtrodden and neglected for so long that GPs have forgotten what it is …