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06 Feb 2020

NEIL MITCHELL:  Dr Tony Bartone's on the line, Federal President of the Australian Medical Association. But also – and one of the reasons I want to talk to him – a GP working in the system.

Dr Bartone, good morning.

TONY BARTONE:  Good morning, Neil.

NEIL MITCHELL:  Well, you're a GP and on the job. How difficult is it to negotiate this system?

Published: 06 Feb 2020

06 Dec 2018

Two reports released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) – Emergency Department Care 2017-18 and Elective Surgery Waiting Times 2017-18 – provide further evidence that Australia’s public hospitals are under considerable funding pressure and are struggling to meet patient demand.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said the reports send a clear message to the major parties that public hospital funding will be a major issue at the next Federal election, which is expected in May 2019 or possibly earlier.

Published: 06 Dec 2018

18 Apr 2017

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.

Published: 18 Apr 2017