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20 Jun 2017

A Geelong magistrate has refused to accept two medical certificates for a man who missed appointments for court-ordered community work. AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, says that doctors often turn down requests for medical certificates, particularly when there is no previous relationship with the patient.


Published: 20 Jun 2017

28 May 2017

For 30 years, Professor Bernard Pearn-Rowe has juggled his solo GP practice in Perth with his active roles in medical politics. The stalwart of general practice advocacy has been recognised with the AMA President's Award.


Published: 28 May 2017

28 May 2017

Former AMA President, "Wild" Bill Glasson, has been honoured with the AMA Gold Medal for his exceptional service to the AMA, and his ongoing commitment to the eye health of Indigenous people.


Published: 28 May 2017

26 May 2017

A quiet achiever with a strong social conscience, Dr Genevieve Goulding, has been named the AMA Woman in Medicine for 2017.


Published: 26 May 2017

26 May 2017

The NSW Government has won the inaugural AMA Best Public Health Initiative from a State or Territory Government Award for its campaign to combat childhood obesity.


Published: 26 May 2017

20 May 2017

Discrimination affects people's physical and mental health, and not allowing same-sex couples to marry is discrimination. The AMA is calling on the Australian Parliament to legislate for marriage equality, and end the divisive debate.


Published: 20 May 2017

16 May 2017

With new figures showing that Australian children not getting enough exercise every day, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says it's time to look at how we design our communities to get people moving.


Published: 16 May 2017

01 May 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will head the line-up of leading political and health speakers and panellists at the 2017 AMA National Conference in Melbourne from 26-28 May.


Published: 01 May 2017

27 Mar 2017

A tuberculosis outbreak in Sydney is a reminder to GPs to consider TB as a diagnosis in patients with a persistent cough, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone tells John Laws.


Published: 27 Mar 2017

27 Mar 2017

Fluoride is a cheap, safe way to overcome health inequities, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.


Published: 27 Mar 2017

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