Dr Michael Gannon re-elected as AMA (WA) President

Dr Michael Gannon re-elected as AMA (WA) President


Thursday 11 June 2015

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon was last night re-elected for a second one-year term.   Dr Gannon, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and who was first elected as State President in June last year, was re-elected to the …


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AMA (WA) fights for guaranteed training places


Tuesday 2 June 2015

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has called on all doctors to join a campaign to force Federal and State governments to guarantee all graduating medical students access to suitable training places.   “It may surprise many, especially …


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AMA (WA) President meets Federal Health Minister


Friday 29 May 2015

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, better understands the negative impact of the decision to approve the establishment of a medical school at Curtin University following a meeting with AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon.   The private …


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Healthway decision unhealthy


Tuesday 19 May 2015

Today’s announcement regarding the State Government’s plans for Healthway is confirmation of everything that we feared and everything that we warned about, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said.   “This is confirmation of the destruction of a world-renowned public …


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Curtin Medical School worst decision in decades


Monday 18 May 2015

The recent announcement on a new medical school at Curtin University is the worst decision seen in Western Australian health in decades, the AMA (WA) said.   “This is sneaky and secretive and will do nothing to provide additional GPs …


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