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  • Contention over conscientious objection

    04 Nov 2013
    Dear EditorIn our column this month, AMSA has shared medical students’ opinion on the topical issue of conscientious objection. We note that the AMA has written about it,...

  • Members’ Forum - 18 November 2013

    18 Nov 2013
    In the 4 November edition of Australian Medicine, Australian Medical Students’ Association President Ben Veness raised the issue of conscientious objection, and highlighted...

  • Need for Medical Ombudsman

    16 Apr 2012
    In return for our ethical and excellent performance in the delivery of medical services to the community, society accords us trust, respect and financial rewards. But that is not...

  • Regulator takes issue with rural hospital funding claims

    30 Sep 2012
    I am writing in response to an article featured in the Rural Health section of the August issue of Australian Medicine. The article, “Unadulterated city-centric madness”, by David...

  • Members’ Forum

    19 Nov 2012
    Here’s a selection of what AMA Members have been saying about the latest issues affecting the profession:Defence contracts Which corporate clown ever imagined that we would be...

  • ‘Good response’ to Medibank contracts: Defence

    03 Dec 2012
    The report on your website on 19 November 2012 titled Medibank fails to crack Darwin line in Defence contract battle, asserted that the number of specialists who have signed...

  • Readers' forum

    17 Dec 2012
    Issues of death and dying stirred much debate among Australian Medicine readers following Professor Kenneth Hillman’s powerful piece on the dilemma confronting many in the medical...

  • Dear Editor

    17 Apr 2011
    In Australia, a carbon tax is proposed and opposed. Yet it is something we must have. Our emissions are thought to be insignificant in the global scheme of things, yet it is...

  • Dear Editor

    17 Apr 2011
    Thank you for highlighting the health impacts of the recent floods in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and the ways in which natural disasters affect our patients, our...

  • Dear Editor

    17 Apr 2011
    I’ve just been reading again the Christmas editions - both of the Medical Journal of Australia and Australian Medicine, and apart from the tales at the end, there is much woe and...