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AMA Victoria is the voice for Victorian doctors on issues that impact the public health system. For media enquiries, please contact our public affairs team on 0437 450 506.

 

Few new plans but more cash pledged for kids’ teeth, Footscray Hospital

The Age, 31 May 2019

AMA Victoria President, Associate Professor Julian Rait talks about the need for more preventative health investment in Victoria’s state budget.

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Obesity stunting life expectancy improvements as rate of increase falls 

Channel 9 News, 21 May 2019

AMA Victoria calls for a state-wide obesity strategy in its 2019 Victorian state budget submission. 

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VCE students urged to avoid deadly flu 

Herald Sun, 2 May 2019

AMA Victoria President A/Prof Julian Rait praises efforts to encourage VCE students to obtain the flu vaccination.

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Emergency rooms at breaking point 

Channel 9 News, 29 April 2019

AMA Victoria President talks about the pressures on emergency departments and the need for more resources. 

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Doctor who repeatedly called for women to be raped online condemned for appalling behaviour 

ABC online, radio and TV, 26 April 2019

AMA Victoria condemns the behaviour of a doctor who made offensive comments condoning violence against women.

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GPs demand fix hopeless new death certificate system 

Australian Doctor Magazine, 15 April 2019​​​​​​​

AMA calls for changes to new death certificate system.

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Script-shopping software raises red flags but doctors want more support for addicts 

The Age, 3 April 2019

AMA Victoria calls for urgent investment into specialised pain management and opiate replacement therapy for patients at risk.

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Rural patients slugged hefty bills for emergency treatment free for city dwellers 

The Age, March 26 2019

AMA Victoria raises concerns over high emergency hospital treatment fees in country Victoria.

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St Vincent’s reviews anti-bullying program amid staff backlash 

The Age, 23 February 2019

AMA Victoria says all Victorian public hospitals should adhere to one anti-bullying program, rather than develop their own informal schemes and calls for system-wide intervention. 

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Chiropractor slammed for manipulating baby

Multiple outlets, 19 February 2019

AMA Victoria raises its concerns about a video showing a chiropractor undertaking manipulation on a spine of a newborn baby. 

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AMA Victoria lobbies for inquiry into sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour claims 

Multiple outlets, 12 February 2019

AMA Victoria is advocating for an independent inquiry into sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and bullying in public hospitals. 

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