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22 Nov 2019
Good dental and oral health is fundamental to overall health and wellbeing, yet the state of oral health among the Indigenous community is unacceptable, and there are fewer than 100 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dental practitioners in Australia, a new AMA Report Card has found.

Published: 22 Nov 2019

03 Oct 2019
Innovative Indigenous health services are delivering real change in health outcomes at the local level, but need better resourcing and funding to continue and further their development, AMA President Dr Tony Bartone has told the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association Conference in Darwin.

Published: 03 Oct 2019

18 Apr 2019

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said that today’s Indigenous Health policy announcements by Labor are a good start to a much-needed, strongly-funded, long-term strategy to close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

Dr Bartone said that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the right to enjoy the same level of good health that is experienced by other Australians.


Published: 18 Apr 2019

02 Apr 2019

 

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said tonight that the Government’s Budget announcements have set up a genuine health policy competition for the upcoming election.

“The Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has listened closely to the AMA and delivered a strong Health Budget, with a particular emphasis on primary care, led by general practice,” Dr Bartone said.


Published: 02 Apr 2019

14 Feb 2019

CLOSING THE GAP PROGESS DISAPPOINTING

The 11th annual Closing the Gap statement highlights the urgent need to adopt the recommendations of the Close the Gap (CTG) Campaign to address the unacceptable gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

“The AMA is very disappointed that just two of the seven goals are on track. This is one fewer than last year,” AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.


Published: 14 Feb 2019

22 Nov 2018

 

AMA Indigenous Health Report Card 2018 – Rebuilding the Closing the Gap Health Strategy

The Closing the Gap Strategy is unravelling, and must be rebuilt from the ground up to have any chance of closing the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

Dr Bartone today launched the AMA Indigenous Health Report Card 2018, the AMA’s annual analysis of an area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health across the nation.


Published: 22 Nov 2018

22 Nov 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, ABC News, Breakfast with Virginia Trioli, Thursday, 22 November 2018

Subject:  AMA’s Indigenous Report Card and Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health

 


Published: 22 Nov 2018

26 Sep 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, 6PR, Drive with Oliver Peterson,
Wednesday, 26 September 2018.

Subject:   New Prime Minister, Aged care, Indigenous health, Euthanasia, E-cigarettes.

 


OLIVER PETERSON:   Joining me live in the studio is the new National President of the AMA - his first visit to Perth as the National President of the Australian Medical Association.

Doctor Tony Bartone, welcome to Perth.


Published: 26 Sep 2018

02 Jun 2018
The AMA has endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart. AMA President Dr Tony Bartone says Constitutional recognition will lead to better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Published: 02 Jun 2018

31 May 2018

The AMA Federal Council has endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for a First Nations’ voice in the Australian Constitution.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that the AMA has for many years supported Indigenous recognition in the Australian Constitution, and that the Uluru Statement is another significant step in making that recognition a reality.

“The Uluru Statement expresses the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regard to self-determination and status in their own country,” Dr Bartone said.


Published: 31 May 2018

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