Concern over potential anti-health agenda in WA Upper House

Concern over potential anti-health agenda in WA Upper House


Monday 27 March 2017

The health of Western Australians could be at risk thanks to potentially suspect policies of a few new members of the Legislative Council, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   The AMA (WA) said that parties with an anti-health …


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Decision to merge health and mental health portfolios welcomed


Friday 17 March 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the decision by the new State Government to merge the health and mental health portfolios under the one minister, Deputy Premier Roger Cook.   “The AMA (WA) has been advocating for some time …


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AMA (WA) congratulates WA Labor on election


Monday 13 March 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today congratulated the Labor Party on being elected to power, calling on the new government to keep health high on their agenda in government.   “Health is facing a host of major challenges and we …


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Push for national consistent vaccination laws welcomed


Monday 13 March 2017

The AMA (WA) has called for new Premier Mark McGowan to back a Federal Government proposal that will prevent unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres or preschool.   “The Prime Minister has called for nationally consistent laws on this issue …


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AMA (WA) condemns Hanson vaccination comments


Tuesday 7 March 2017

The Liberal Party should be condemned for doing a preference deal with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation – a party that has created doubt and even fear about the key health issue of vaccination, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Andrew …


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