Government defers on cap following pressure from AMA (WA)

Government defers on cap following pressure from AMA (WA)


Friday 2 August 2013

The Federal Government’s decision to delay the introduction of the proposed $2000 cap on work related self-education expenses a further year was an admission that it had made a major mistake.   “The politics of this situation is that the …


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Recognising Excellence at the AMA (WA) Annual Gala Dinner


Monday 29 July 2013

Two of Western Australia’s most respected medical figures were awarded the AMA (WA)’s highest accolade at a Gala Dinner and WA Award ceremony on Saturday night.   Professor Alex Cohen and Doctor Michael McCall both received the AMA (WA) Award …


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AMA (WA) applauds Coalition call to Scrap the Cap


Thursday 25 July 2013

AMA (WA) President, Dr Richard Choong has congratulated the Federal Opposition for strongly opposing the proposed cap on self-education tax deductions.   The Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training Christopher Pyne made the call during a meeting with a …


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AMA (WA) speaks with opposition spokesman on key health issues


Monday 8 July 2013

The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon. Peter Dutton, visited the AMA (WA) last week to discuss a range of vital health-related issues including the Government’s plan to cap tax deductions for self-education expenses.   AMA (WA) President …


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Peak Professional Bodies Unite to Oppose Tax On Learning


Monday 8 July 2013

A wide range of peak professional bodies have joined with the Australian Medical Association to pressure the Federal Government to abandon the proposal to cap tax deductions for self-education expenses.   At an emergency meeting held in Canberra today, 22 …


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