Media - Speeches
05 Jul 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Gannon, Sky News - Medicare breach
Doctors' offices must be able to access patients' Medicare numbers, and it would be a shame if the system was brought down by the fraudulent actions of a few individuals, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.
03 Jul 2017, Transcript
Dr Gannon - ABC Radio - Discrimination against female doctors
Female doctors are still being asked at job interviews whether they plan on having children. AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says that's not just outdated, it's illegal. He says pregnancy is a normal part of working life and maternity leave should be part of job descriptions and training programs.
23 Jun 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Tony Bartone - Online medical certificates
AMA Vice President Tony Bartone explains the importance of face-to-face visits with your GP when you aren't well and need a medical certificate.
20 Jun 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Tony Bartone - Medical Certificates
A Geelong magistrate has refused to accept two medical certificates for a man who missed appointments for court-ordered community work. AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, says that doctors often turn down requests for medical certificates, particularly when there is no previous relationship with the patient.
13 Jun 2017, Transcript
Dr Gannon - Sky News - Medicinal Cannabis
Medicinal cannabis has great potential for use in palliative care, juvenile epilepsy, and forms of spasticity, but doctors remain concerned about its potential diversion into the general community, following moves by the Senate to allow easier importation of cannabis. The drug is also a major source of mental illness in the community and AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, says it is essential that whatever is being brought into the country is safe, even when it is being used in the palliative care setting.
04 Jun 2017, Transcript
Transcript - Dr Michael Gannon - SKY News - Medicare Freeze
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.