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Representation

As a member of the AMA, your interests will be represented and protected in all discussions with Federal and Territory governments and their instrumentalities, other medical bodies and commercial organisations.

 

Employment

As part of your membership the AMA ACT provides valuable employment and industrial advice to members. Our Manager, Workplace Relations and General Practice Manager Tony Chase, ensures that members are well advised, either as employers or employees.

  • Servicing Employers with up to date information on employment of clerical staff and nurses and your legal requirements as an Employer.
  • Servicing Practitioners employed in the public and private sector.

Tony Chase, is available to meet with members at Canberra/Calvary Hospital or at the AMA ACT Office in Barton.

Tony can be contacted Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00 pm on 6270 5410 or mobile 0403 328 084 or by email: industrial@ama-act.com.au. (link sends e-mail) Outside of Mr Chase's hours, please contact Peter Somerville, Chief Executive Officer on the same number.

 

Workplace Consultancy Services for Employers.

AMA (ACT) Members

As part of their membership, AMA (ACT) members, who are employers, have access to workplace consultancy services. Initial consultation for routinue or shorter matters are included within the cost of membership.

For members who have longer or more complex matters, AMA (ACT) may charge a consultancy fee per hour plus travel, accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses. The consultancy fee is applied on a cost recovery basis and, as such, is significantly discounted vis-a-vis market rates for similar services.

A short, initial telephone consultation can be provided before the commencement of paid work.

AMA (ACT) also recognises longstanding members, a fee will be reduced and may be negotiated under special circumstances.

AMA (ACT) reserves the right not to deal with workplace issues that have arisen prior to the member having joined the AMA (ACT).

Non-members

The AMA (ACT) also provides a workplace consultancy service to non-member employers. 

The consultancy fee agreement and rates can be obtained by contacting AMA (ACT).

 

Practice Advice

Advice including Practice incorporation, award rates for staff, locums, medical patient practice records, advertising and publicity etc., is readily available for members. Guidelines for contracts with practice principles, is available on request at no cost.

A copy of the “Recommended Schedule of Fees for Medico-Legal Work” a ‘publication’ for doctor-lawyer communications prepared by AMA ACT and the ACT Law Society, is also provided by the AMA ACT for members only. To obtain a copy click on "2018 Schedule of Fees" at bottom of page.

Members are reminded of their obligation to provide staff access to their Modern Award and National Employment Statement (NES). This information is available on www.fairwork.gov.au.

 

Membership Enquiries

Please contact our Membership Manager Alison Hosking on phone 02 6270 5418

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