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22 Nov 2019

The AMA mourns the death of Kumanjayi Walker, and expresses its condolences to his family and to the Yuendumu community.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said that too many First Australians have died or been mistreated in the criminal justice system.

“Almost 30 years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, First Australians continue to die needlessly,” Dr Bartone said today.

Published: 22 Nov 2019

06 Nov 2019

Today’s announcement of a new funding model for the Aboriginal community controlled health sector is a positive recognition of the critical role the sector plays in the wider health system, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said.

Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the new Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) funding model, and additional funding of $90 million over three years for Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services (ACCHSs), at the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) conference in Darwin.

Published: 06 Nov 2019