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23 Jul 2020

After many years of dedicated and professional service, John Flannery is moving on from the AMA.

Mr Flannery has been the Media and Public Affairs Director at the AMA in two separate stints, his most recent for the last ten years. During that time, he has served multiple AMA Presidents and has written on just about every possible medical topic.

AMA Secretary General, Dr Martin Laverty said that John is an AMA legend.

“I’m sincerely sorry to see him go. He’s been great to work with, and I wish him nothing but the best for the future.”

Mr Flannery has had more than 30 years in public affairs, government, public relations, and corporate communications. He has been a media adviser to then Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, then Shadow Treasurer Simon Crean, and then Trade Minister Bob McMullan. He also served as Media and Communications Director at the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.

Mr Flannery finishes at the AMA tomorrow, Friday 24 July. All future media enquiries should be directed to 02 6270 5477 or

23 July 2020

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Published: 23 Jul 2020