2017-18 Federal Budget a significant step forward for health

2017-18 Federal Budget a significant step forward for health


Tuesday 9 May 2017

Tonight’s Federal Budget strongly demonstrates the key importance of health in Australia, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “The 2017-18 Federal Budget seems to be a significant step in the right direction for health, especially with the lifting …


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Perth Stadium urged to say “no” to full strength alcohol


Wednesday 3 May 2017

Full strength alcohol should not be made available at the new Perth Stadium, the Australian Medical Association (WA) has said today.   “There is no need for full strength beer or other strong drinks to be available at Perth Stadium. …


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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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