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Alert - Scrap the Cap Alliance strategy meeting

29 Jul 2013
Australia’s Leading Professional Groups and Associations Meet In Canberra
AMA House, Canberra, Tuesday 30 July 2013, 9.00am – 12 noon

The Scrap The Cap Alliance is holding a strategy meeting in Canberra tomorrow to plan the next steps in the campaign to force the Government to scrap its proposed $2000 cap on claims for work-related self-education expenses.

Groups attending include the AMA, Universities Australia, The Pharmacy Guild, the Australian Nursing Federation, the Australian Institute of Architects, Professions Australia, the Australian Veterinary Association, Engineers Australia, the Tax Institute, Optometrists Association Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, the Australian Library and Information Association, General Practice Registrars Australia, and the Australian Dental Association.

Treasurer Chris Bowen and Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey, and their representatives, have been invited to attend the meeting.

Alliance representatives will be available to talk to the media following the meeting.

Scrap The Cap Strategy Meeting:

Time     :           9.00am – 12 noon

Date:                Tuesday 30 July 2013

Venue:              3rd Floor Conference Room, AMA House

                        42 Macquarie Street

                        BARTON  ACT

The Scrap the Cap Alliance has more than 60 member organisations covering more than 1.6 million professions and institutions including doctors, universities, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, allied health professionals, and small business operators.

For more information on the Scrap the Cap Alliance and campaign go to

29 July 2013

CONTACT:         John Flannery                       02 6270 5477 / 0419 494 761

                            Kirsty Waterford                  02 6270 5464 / 0427 209 753

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Kirsty Waterford
Public Relations Officer
Australian Medical Association
42 Macquarie St, Barton, ACT 2600
P: 02 6270 5464
F: 02 6270 5499

Published: 29 Jul 2013