Education Expense change will hurt health care

Education Expense change will hurt health care


Tuesday 16 April 2013

Moves by the Federal Government to limit the tax deduction for work related education expenses will seriously affect the quality of health care in Australia and drive medical professionals from our shores, the AMA (WA) said today.Under the new reforms …


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Immunisation important for both your child and the community


Friday 12 April 2013

 AMA (WA) President Dr. Richard Choong has urged parents to think not only of their children’s health, but the community as a whole when deciding on immunisation.   After the startling immunisation results released recently by the NHPA, Dr. Choong addressed …


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Reappointment of Dr Kim Hames Welcomed


Friday 22 March 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the reappointment of the Hon Kim Hames as Health Minister.   “The Premier’s re-appointment of Dr Hames is great news for health in our state,” AMA (WA) president Dr Richard Choong said.   …


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ALP Mental Health Pledge Commended by AMA (WA)


Friday 22 March 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has commended today’s announcement by the ALP of a boost in funding for state mental health services.   “As AMA (WA) President I wholeheartedly welcome the provision of additional funding for mental health in WA,” …


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Nurses Action Heavy Handed


Tuesday 26 February 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today praised the State Government for resolving the nurse’s industrial action but criticised the nurse’s union over its heavy handed tactics.   “The State Government has shown the real leadership over this issue,” AMA (WA) president Dr …


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Re-elected Fed Govt needs to consult more with Primary Care
Dr Sean Stevens
Monday, 8th July 2019

Like many of my colleagues, I have been wondering how the re-election of the Morrison Government will impact Australian GPs and their patients. The government’s announcement around re-indexation of the MBS (granted at a rate lower than CPI) was appreciated …