AMA (WA) receives award for Best Public Health Campaign

AMA (WA) receives award for Best Public Health Campaign


Monday 28 May 2018

The AMA (WA) won a major Federal AMA Award at last weekend’s National Conference, recognising our strong campaign to tackle the issue of mental health, particularly adolescence suicide and self-harm.   The award, presented by AMA National President Dr Michael …


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Cautious approach to liquor licensing reforms required


Thursday 15 February 2018

The AMA (WA) has largely welcomed the State Government’s proposed changes to liquor licensing in WA , but has warned that legitimate health concerns should not be ignored in favour of the drive for tourism dollars.   Currently, the Police Commissioner …


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State Government’s Preventative Health Summit welcomed: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 7 February 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s Preventative Health Summit, to be held in early March.   AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said the Summit would be a great opportunity to focus attention on a range …


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Celebrate safely this Australia Day


Thursday 25 January 2018

AMA (WA) President Omar Khorshid has called for West Australians to celebrate the true spirit of Australia Day and not let it morph into a day of binge drinking.   “Australia Day should be a celebration of our country, culture …


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State-funded meningococcal vaccine welcomed: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the WA Government’s decision to expand the state-funded meningococcal vaccine program to include young children.   “This is a fantastic initiative that will go a long way in protecting young children in our …


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"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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E-cigarettes – AMA takes on big tobacco and the vaperatti

Monday, 14th January 2019

The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …