SA Election Priorities
A PEOPLE-FIRST HEALTH STRATEGY FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
South Australia needs an evidence-based clinician-led health system that puts people first.
It’s time for more collaboration and mutual respect between politicians, SA Health and clinicians, rather than a culture of blame shifting.
AMA(SA)'s People-First Health Strategy for South Australia: Election Priorities 2018 provides an overview of some of the key priorities identified by the AMA(SA) to help create the health system South Australians deserve. You can access it as a PDF file below.
We have also included on this page news of various policy responses from political parties as they are released.
- As the SA State Election grows closer, we are starting to hear more about the health policies of the various parties. Most recently, the Australian Conservatives have written to the AMA(SA) with their response to our Key Priorities for Health, provided by Upper House member Robert Brokenshire.
- On Friday 9 February as Premier Jay Weatherill tackled COAG and the ANMF decried the lack of policies from former No Pokies man and SA state senator, now state election candidate Nick Xenophon, Mr Xenophon release some more health policies (see more at the link). SA-BEST has also since responded to the AMA(SA)'s key priorities for health (also at the PDF below).
- Health is important to everyone, but how is it travelling in the upcoming SA State Election? Is it getting the policy prescriptions it needs? At this link we look at what the Liberal Party announced at its campaign launch. (For the Liberal reponse to the AMA(SA)'s key priorities for health, see the PDF below or the link below.)
AMA(SA) Election Update: Liberal Response to AMA(SA) priorities
The Liberal Party has provided a response to the AMA(SA)'s key priorities for health, including support for a co-location of the Women's and Children's Hospital co-located with the RAH, and a range of other measures. See the PDF below for the full Liberal response.
AMA(SA) Election Update: Greens responses to AMA(SA) priorities
The Greens have responded to both the AMA(SA)'s initial guiding document on principles (here) and focus areas in the lead-up to the election, and the AMA(SA)'s Key Priorities for Health (here), including support for a Clinical Data Analytics Unit. See the PDF below for the full Greens response.
AMA(SA) Election Update: Labor Response to AMA(SA) Priorities - including pledge to independently review EPAS
The Labor Party has provided a lengthy and detailed response to the AMA(SA)'s election priorities, including commiting to an independent review of EPAS (see the AMA(SA)'s response here). See the full Labor election priorities response at the link above or PDF below. You can also access Labor's initial Health Policy Platform document here (it does not include all recent announcements). Recent media announcements include $4 million over 5 years for five nurse co-ordinators, the QEH, children's centres, chronic disease prevention, and a $30 million health hub for the biomedical precinct, free flu vaccines for under fives and meningococcal B vaccines for under 2s)
- AMA(SA) Election Update: medicSA magazine summary of parties'pledges
In early March, medicSA, the AMA state magazine, provided an overview of some of the responses in at that point to the AMA(SA)'s key priorities for health, and some other health news. Further new announcements followed as the campaign advanced ... but this aricle provides some handy cliff notes on early responses.
- AMA(SA) Election Update: SA-BEST response to AMA(SA) key priorities
SA-BEST adopted a rang eof policies aligning with some AMA(SA) priority areas ... and some that didn't ...
AMA(SA) Election Update: Dignity Party Response to AMA(SA) Priorities
The Dignity Party has provided a range of policy information to the AMA(SA), as well as responses to its key priorities for health - see the link above or PDF below.
Responses are included at the links above, with additional information included, and also as PDF files below, together with the AMA(SA)'s own priorities document.