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01 Nov 2018

The AMA is encouraged by media reports today that the Government is planning to have all asylum seeker children on Nauru relocated to Australia by the end of the year.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said that the AMA would now like to see the Government publicly confirm the reports and release details of this welcome new policy approach.

Published: 01 Nov 2018

20 Sep 2018


AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanding that the Government move asylum seeker children and their families off Nauru to more appropriate settings for their deteriorating physical and mental health and wellbeing, preferably in Australia.

The AMA wants to see a more compassionate Government approach to the health care of refugees and asylum seekers in the care of the Australian Government.

Published: 20 Sep 2018

04 Sep 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, SKY News, with Ashleigh Gillon, Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Subject:   Conversion Therapy, Pacific Islands Forum and Asylum Seeker Health, Private Health Insurance Premiums.

Published: 04 Sep 2018

19 Jun 2018

The AMA today called on the Federal Government to bring an Afghan refugee with advanced lung cancer from Nauru to Australia for palliative care.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said the AMA understands that the required treatment is not able to be provided on Nauru and that the 63-year-old man, known as Ali, should be moved to Australia.

“Ali is a member of the persecuted Hazara minority in Afghanistan and has been formally recognised as a refugee,” Dr Bartone said.

Published: 19 Jun 2018

22 Nov 2017

Conditions on Manus Island could be a recipe for disaster, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 22 Nov 2017

18 Nov 2017

"The AMA stands ready to work with the Government to select an expert group of doctors to independently assess and report on the health of these asylum seekers on Manus Island, and report back to the Government and the Australian people." - AMA President Dr Michael Gannon

Published: 18 Nov 2017

07 Nov 2017

Transcript:  AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, with Geoff Hutchison, ABC Radio Perth, Tuesday 7 November 2017

Topics:  Health of Asylum Seekers


GEOFF HUTCHISON:   Michael Gannon, good morning.

MICHAEL GANNON:   Good morning, Geoff.

GEOFF HUTCHISON:   Why do you feel the need to buy into the Manus situation?

Published: 07 Nov 2017

07 Nov 2017
The AMA has called for greater transparency around the arrangements for 600 men who are refusing to leave the Manus Island detention centre, saying the secrecy does not help the Government's case.

Published: 07 Nov 2017

31 Oct 2016
AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone spoke with Sky News about the fatigue risks facing doctors and how it affects doctor wellbeing and patient care. He also talked about changes to Australia's immigration policy about asylum seekers

Published: 31 Oct 2016

AMA President Prof Brian Owler - SBS - Health care of Asylum Seekers, Baby Asha

AMA President Professor Brian Owler talks about the health care of asylum seekers and baby Asha.