The human cost of government cuts to funding


AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, has said that public hospitals, doctors, other health workers, and patients are under increasing pressure as a result of reduced capacity – and things will only get worse without a massive injection of long-term funding from the Federal Government in the May Budget.

LASA warns against further isolating Medicare

Aged Care

Outsourcing elements of Medicare is not going to fix the fundamental issue that the government systems in place to facilitate aged care access and operations are not user friendly and do not integrate, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) warns.

Close the Gap Progress and Priorities Report 2016


The AMA is pleased to see some improvement in a number of key indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, but warns that a long-term commitment across all political parties is needed if targets for closing the health gap are to be met within a generation.

AMA: Hospital crisis imminent


The AMA’s latest snapshot of the performance of Australia’s public hospitals points to an imminent crisis as the effects of federal funding cuts make it harder for hospitals to meet growing patient demand and to reach significant performance benchmarks.


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