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During a private twilight meeting in Melbourne three weeks ago, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, put a strong demand directly to Health Minister Greg Hunt – fix the privacy provisions of the legisla

The latest AMA Aged Care Survey Report has been released, with results providing insight into the perceptions and priorities of me

The AMA has lodged a submission with the Medical Board of Australia on the draft revised document,

The Queensland Coroner has found that the death of Iranian asylum seeker, Hamid Khazei, was preventable.In a ruling released on 30 July, the Coroner, Terry Ryan, said: “Consistent with the evidence of the expert witnesses who assisted the court in this matter, I am satisfied that if Mr Khazaei’s…

Last month, in a private audience with the Mongolian President, four Australian doctors were awarded the Mongolian Silver Friendship Medal (Nairamdal).Medical specialists, and AMA members - Dr Kym Jansen, Dr Emma Readman, Dr Samantha Hargreaves, and Dr Philip Popham - were honoured for their contribution…

About 20 years ago, Dr Rashmi Sharma opened a medical practice in the southern suburbs of Canberra with her sister Divya. Today, the Isabella Plains Medical Centre is a thriving practice and Dr Sharma is a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal.

Family Doctor WeekVictoria – Dr Jim GlaspoleIn the eastern part of Melbourne, not too far from the CBD, is a busy clinic that is so much part of the local community that locals can’t remember it not being there.Dr Jim Glaspole joined the Vermont Medical Clinic in 2002. His father joined…

AMA Family Doctor Week recognises the work and dedication of Australia’s 36,000 general practitioners who treat families and individuals with a range of health issues day in and day out.“Australia’s health system is one of the best in the world, and it all begins with the GP-led primary…

The World Medical Association has condemned state-affiliated doctors in Iran for helping to facilitate the execution of young prisoners in that country.The strong rebuke follows the recent execution in June of 19-year-old Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi, who was sentenced to death in 2014.The WMA says his…

In October last year, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that the Government would embark on a package of reforms aimed at making private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians.  Private health insurance is one of the most complex forms of insurance and the current…