Improved spending in health but challenges ahead

Improved spending in health but challenges ahead


Thursday 7 September 2017

Health continues to face a challenging future following today’s state budget, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said.   “With an increase in spending of 1.4 per cent in 2017-18 followed by a cut of 1.8 per cent in 2018-19, today’s …


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Commitment to cut smoking rates welcomed


Thursday 7 September 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to stronger legislative action to cut smoking rates.   “It is appropriate and exciting to see one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced into State Parliament …


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Excellence awarded at the AMA (WA) Annual Gala Dinner


Tuesday 1 August 2017

WA Police Commissioner Dr Karl O’Callaghan has been recognised by the Australian Medical Association (WA), receiving the Associations’ top non-medical award at the weekend.   Dr O’Callaghan, who was appointed as Commissioner in 2004, was presented with the AMA (WA)’s …


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Decision to limit LiveLighter Campaign is anti-health: AMA (WA)


Thursday 13 July 2017

The AMA (WA) is concerned that Facebook has moved to limit advertising from the LiveLighter Campaign on the grounds of body shaming.   “While body shaming is a significant concern in the community, obesity is one of the biggest health …


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Scrapped pharmacy screening deal welcomed


Friday 7 July 2017

The decision by a major healthcare company to cancel its plan to be involved in pharmacy-based screening programs was due in a major way to a push against the move by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   “It is clear …


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