In the media
AMA supports Phelps Bill to protect the health of asylum
Having gained assurances on key amendments to the legislation in recent days, the AMA supports the asylum seeker Urgent Medical Treatment Bill being promoted by Independent MP and former AMA President, Professor Kerryn Phelps (06 December 2018). More...
Australia unprepared for climate change impact on
A rise in dangerous and even fatal asthma and other allergic attacks – as occurred in Melbourne's deadly 2016 'thunderstorm asthma event' – could be one of Australia's biggest health challenges from climate change, warns the author of a major new review of international evidence (06 December 2018). More...
This cosmetic surgeon wants doctors like himself to
disclose their links to device makers
There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change (01 December 2018). More...
Queensland Health: Termination of pregnancy (abortion)
in Queensland – everything you need to know
After legislation changes came into effect on 3 December 2018, women in Queensland can now legally access termination of pregnancy services. The Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018 is explained here (05 December (2018). More...
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