Federal Government should move quickly scrapping Medicare Locals

Federal Government should move quickly scrapping Medicare Locals


Wednesday 23 April 2014

The Federal Government should scrap the failed experiment of Medicare Locals as quickly as possible, AMA (WA) Vice President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “We have talked about this issue for too long. Now is the time for strong …


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Emergency Medicine College warns co-payments “counterproductive”


Wednesday 9 April 2014

As speculation continues over whether the federal government will introduce a $6 Medicare co-payment in the May budget – a change which some fear would encourage use of emergency departments (EDs) as after-hours GP clinics – the Australasian College for …


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Positive trend in immunisation rates, but more needs to be done: AMA (WA)


Thursday 27 March 2014

Most West Australian parents have done the right thing on immunisation, but more work needs to be done in certain suburbs, AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said today.   The comment comes after the latest report on immunisation rates …


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Tougher laws on synthetic drugs welcomed


Monday 24 March 2014

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed tougher laws on the importation of synthetic LSD announced by the Federal Government.   AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said that it was high time tougher laws were introduced, and he hoped …


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WA needs specialised problem behaviour program: AMA (WA)


Thursday 20 March 2014

The State Government should establish a specialised problem behaviour program similar to the services offered in Victoria, the AMA (WA) said today.   Dr Alexandra Welborn, an AMA (WA) Council member and the AMA psychiatrist spokesperson, said that without specialist …


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