Latest Australian Medical Association News

New social media campaign ramps up fight against sugary drinks
AMA highly critical of ‘let it rip’ policy
Covid Vaccination information and resources for GPs 20 January
AMA welcomes restored telehealth services to meet pandemic demand
2022 AMA Rural Health Issues Survey
Telehealth services restored to meet pandemic demand
AMA successfully lobbies against amendments to antipsychotics in aged care
AMA meets with Ministers to discuss Covid pressure in medical practices
Government advised of GP COVID concerns
Free Rapid Antigen Tests for all is matter of equity: PHAA & AMA
Masks give breathing space over Xmas
AMA rejects unvaccinated pay for hospital medical costs proposal in NSW
AMA calls for more transparency in Section 92 agreement process
AMA welcomes ‘sensible’ TGA decision on contraceptive Pill
National plan is needed now to tackle Omicron, AMA says
AMA calls on TGA to stop publishing details of misleading smoking cessation services
“Perfect storm” AMA calls for fair funding for GPs for urgent booster rollout
Destiny Kynuna awarded AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship
AMA successfully lobbies against linking My Health Record uploads to claiming Medicare Benefits
AMA welcomes Medicare-funded telehealth as permanent part of health system
Public hospital emergency presentations rebound in 2020-21
Applications open for 2022 Indigenous Medical Scholarship
Australia must move quickly to speed up Covid booster program
Permanent telehealth brings Medicare into 21st century says AMA
AMA supports move to secure supply of medicines
AMA speaks on child vaccines and Omicron
HELP relief for doctors wanting to work outside metro Australia welcomed
Big differences in private health benefits highlight urgent need for reform
Covid vaccine claims scheme
AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card highlights differences in insurer benefits, as funds’ profits soar
Changes to BMP legislation good news for doctors
AMA working with RANZCP to support trainees
As result of ongoing AMA advocacy to implement reforms to Bonded Medical Program
Fatigued, overworked doctors demand overhaul to working conditions fearing patient safety
Dr Hash Abdeen on Leadership in Medicine
AMA report card highlights big differences in insurer benefits, as funds’ profits soar
Health and medical experts call for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to at least 14
AMA vocal as new Covid variant emerges
AMA pays tribute to Health Minister Greg Hunt
AMA: Omicron underlines need for more vigorous rollout & national quarantine facilities
Named referrals – facts for GPs
Omicron underlines need for more vigorous rollout & national quarantine facilities
RANZCP working closely with AMA after cancelled exams
Health and medical groups call for PM to scale up climate commitments after international negotiations in Glasgow
RANZCP acts on AMA advocacy after cancelled exams
AMA gets independent review into procedural fairness of s92 process
Review of section 92 of Health Insurance Act 1973: Professional Services Review
Living with Covid