# 290 Communications and Advocacy update
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria’s Communications and Advocacy team is working on for our members.
#291 Media wrap: Acute health system in crisis
A crisis is occurring across Australian health care systems, evidenced by acutely worsening access block and subsequent overcrowding in emergency departments.
#243 Submission to Contact Tracing System and Testing Regime Inquiry
AMA Victoria recently provided a submission to the Victorian Legislative Council’s Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing System and Testing Regime.
#198 COVID Safe plan required by 11:59pm today (Friday 7 August)
It is mandatory for every workplace operating in Victoria to have a COVID Safe Plan prepared by 11:59pm this evening. Here's what that looks like.
2019 Media Releases
This page contains AMA Victoria's 2019 media releases.
AMA VICTORIA SUPPORTS SUPERVISED INJECTING FACILITIES
After a prolonged debate within the community and in political circles the sensible decision has been made.
AMA Victoria President speaks out against claims from the World Medical Association
Today the World Medical Association put out a media release, which incorrectly suggests that its opposition to voluntary assisted dying is consistent with the views of the AMA.
A message from the AMA Victoria President on Voluntary Assisted Dying
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the lower house of the Victorian Parliament. Dr Lorraine Baker reaffirms AMA Victoria's commitment to support members during this process.
Public hospitals doctors say NO to 20-hour shifts
AMA Victoria will not back-down on safe hours and fair conditions for public hospital doctors.