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AMA Website Comment Policy

Our goal is to encourage thoughtful and timely discussion on issues that support the AMA’s mission on Leading Australia's doctors - Promoting Australia's health.

To help us achieve our goal, the AMA reserves the right to edit, delete, remove or not allow comments, posts or images, at its absolute discretion, including, but not limited to, those that:

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  • use abusive, vulgar, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening language or otherwise violate any law;
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  • contain private and/or personal information such as phone numbers and email addresses;
  • seek medical advice (consult your local medical professional) or disclose personal health information;
  • promote commercial services and products, or causes;
  • constitute spam (e.g. posting with such frequency or repetitiveness that others may be discouraged from posting, posts that are irrelevant to the topic and/or the AMA’s mission, and ‘follow me’ posts
  • constitute trolling (defined as comments that appear intended to send the discussion in a fruitless direction)
  • link inappropriately to other web pages or sites, personal or otherwise

Violations of this AMA Comment Policy may cause the author to be blocked or prevented from posting content. Use of the website is entirely at the AMA’s discretion. Use of this website is entirely at the user’s risk. The AMA will not be liable for any loss of any kind suffered by any party as a result of their use of this website.