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22 Jan 2017
New Health Minister Greg Hunt must consign the disastrous 2014-15 Health budget to history, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says. The AMA has released its Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18, outlining affordable, targeted, and proven policies that will contribute to a much better Budget bottom line in coming years.

Published: 22 Jan 2017

24 Nov 2016

Transcript: AMA President Dr Michael Gannon, ABC 24, 24 November 2016

Subjects: Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide; Sugar Tax


Published: 24 Nov 2016

07 Nov 2016
AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that obesity is the biggest public health challenge facing the Australian population, and called on the Federal Government to take national leadership in implementing a multi-faceted strategy to address the serious health threat that obesity poses to individuals, families, and communities across the nation.

Published: 07 Nov 2016

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.