Media - Speeches
29 May 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Michael Gannon - Sky News - Hospital Funding
20 May 2017, Transcript
Transcript - AMA President doorstop - Marriage Equality; Vaccination
16 May 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Bartone - Sunrise - Children's Physical Activity Levels
With new figures showing that Australian children not getting enough exercise every day, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says it's time to look at how we design our communities to get people moving.
12 May 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Michael Gannon - ABC News 24 - Federal Budget
09 May 2017, Transcript
Dr Gannon - Transcript - Federal Budget
The Federal Budget does not contain everything the AMA had hoped for, but it does show a Minister who has recognised past faults and is willing to engage with the health sector, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.
09 May 2017, Transcript
AMA Dr Michael Gannon, ABC Radio National - Federal Budget
08 May 2017, Transcript
Dr Gannon - Sky News - Federal Budget
Ahead of the 2017 Budget, the AMA calls for an end to the Medicare freeze and greater investment in health.
02 May 2017, Transcript
Dr Tony Bartone - ABC Radio - Default Generic Drugs
Amid pre-Budget speculation in Parliament House and around the health sector in Canberra that the Government was considering making generic prescribing mandatory, the AMA went public with its concerns and sought clarity and certainty from the Government that its proposed PBS changes would not interfere with the independence of doctor prescribing.
The AMA wanted confirmation that prescribing independence would be respected and preserved, that doctors could prescribe brand medications where they were the most appropriate for individual patients, and that the changes would not impose a new bureaucratic burden on busy doctors. These assurances were given by the Minister's office. The AMA will support the changes on the basis that all savings are ploughed back into health.
01 May 2017, Transcript
Dr Gannon - ABC Radio - No Jab, No Pay changes
The Federal Government's No Jab, No Pay policy has led to 200,000 more children being fully vaccinated, but doctors must do more to reach out to vaccine-hesitant parents, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.
28 Apr 2017, Transcript
Dr Michael Gannon - ABC Newcastle Radio -Thunderstorm Asthma
28 Apr 2017, Transcript
Dr Michael Gannon - ABC Radio - Drug Shortages
26 Apr 2017, Transcript
DR Gannon - The World Today - Murray Darling Medical School Proposal
18 Apr 2017, Transcript
Dr Gannon - Sky News - 457 Visa Changes
Changes to skilled worker visas will force Australian hospitals to address issues raised by locally-trained doctors, instead of recruiting from overseas, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.
11 Apr 2017, Transcript
Dr Tony Bartone - ABC Radio - My Health Record
More work needs to be done to educate patients about the My Health Record program, with only 147 of the one million people taking part in an opt-out trial setting up a PIN number to protect their information, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says.
09 Apr 2017, Transcript
Dr Gannon - Weekend Sunrise - Public vs Private Hospitals
The question is not "public or private?" when it comes to Australia's hospital system, but "how do we keep both systems running smoothly and effectively?", AMA President Dr Michael Gannon told the Sunday Forum on Weekend Sunrise.
06 Apr 2017, Transcript
Dr Tony Bartone - ABC Radio Adelaide - Online Doctor Services
Online doctor consultations may be convenient, but they cannot replace the face-to-face relationship between a doctor and a patient, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says.
01 Apr 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Michael Gannon - Private Health Insurance Report Card
Australians deserve transparency from private health funds about what their insurance will and won't cover, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says. Dr Gannon was interviewed on Sky News Weekend Agenda about the AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2017.
31 Mar 2017, Transcript
AMA Transcript - AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, 5AA, Medicare Rebate Freeze
30 Mar 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Michael Gannon - 6PR - Private Health Insurance
For-profit health funds are pointing the finger at doctors for out of pocket costs, but the reality is that many private health insurance policies do not cover the true cost of providing health care, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.
27 Mar 2017, Transcript
AMA Transcript - Dr Tony Bartone - 2SM - TB outbreak
A tuberculosis outbreak in Sydney is a reminder to GPs to consider TB as a diagnosis in patients with a persistent cough, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone tells John Laws.