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18 Jan 2017
Greg Hunt's ministerial experience in the senior portfolios of Environment and Industry should prepare him for the demands of his new role as Health Minister, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 18 Jan 2017

Dr Bartone - 2GB - changes to dietary advice

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone talks about new dietary advice - suggesting we should reduce our red meat intake to 3-4 times a week and limit alcohol to 1-2 glasses a day.

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone talks about new dietary advice - suggesting we should reduce our red meat intake to 3-4 times a week and limit alcohol to 1-2 glasses a day.


Dr Gannon - ABC 774 - Doctor Rating Website

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says he has a lot of concerns about a new website that rates doctors services as it could turn into a ranting chat room that won't add to the quality of information that patients receive.

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says he has a lot of concerns about a new website that rates doctors services as it could turn into a ranting chat room that won't add to the quality of information that patients receive.

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon - WIN News - Family Doctor Week

The AMA has put the Turnbull Government on notice that it will continue to campaign for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze, and for better general practice funding and training. The commitment coincides with the AMA' s Family Doctor Week.

The AMA has put the Turnbull Government on notice that it will continue to campaign for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze, and for better general practice funding and training. The commitment coincides with the AMA' s Family Doctor Week.

Dr Gannon - 6PR Perth - National security and patient confidentiality

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says professionals alerting national security of patient's activities could be breaching client confidentiality. He said one of the reasons that patient confidentiality is so important is that people must feel that they have the ability to seek help if they are sick, adding that this also applies to mental illness and others. Dr Gannon says doctors can do something if they know that patients are doing dangerous things to others

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says professionals alerting national security of patient's activities could be breaching client confidentiality. He said one of the reasons that patient confidentiality is so important is that people must feel that they have the ability to seek help if they are sick, adding that this also applies to mental illness and others. Dr Gannon says doctors can do something if they know that patients are doing dangerous things to others

Dr Bartone, 3AW - GPs and children health

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, responds to calls for parents to visit GPs as the first point of call rather than emergency departments. Dr Bartone said GPs are well-placed to deal with such presentations.

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, responds to calls for parents to visit GPs as the first point of call rather than emergency departments. Dr Bartone said GPs are well-placed to deal with such presentations.

AMA President Professor Brian Owler - ABC Drive - Budget, 4 May 2016

AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, talks about the extension of the Medicare rebate freeze to 2020.

AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, talks about the extension of the Medicare rebate freeze to 2020.


AMA President Professor Brian Owler - Channel 10 - Chiropractors

AMA President Professor Brian Owler condemns chiropractic treatment on babies, after footage of a chiropractor cracking a four day old baby's back has been shared. Professor Owler labelled it as quackery and said it made no logical sense.

AMA President Professor Brian Owler condemns chiropractic treatment on babies, after footage of a chiropractor cracking a four day old baby's back has been shared. Professor Owler labelled it as quackery and said it made no logical sense.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis - 2GB - obesity and tobacco taxation

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis - 2GB - illness and work

Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis on 2GB talking about the need for sick people to stay away from work. Parnis says Australians are more likely than not to go to work despite their poor health.

Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis on 2GB talking about the need for sick people to stay away from work. Parnis says Australians are more likely than not to go to work despite their poor health.