07Aug

Unfounded fearmongering on abortion puts women and doctors at risk

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AMA (NSW) is concerned the objective of the Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill risks being derailed by unfounded fearmongering on abortion. The aim of the Bill was always to keep things for doctors and patients as they are now, with the only major difference being that abortion would be free of the stigma of being on […]
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28Jul

AMA (NSW) President welcomes bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the announcement of the introduction of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill to decriminalise abortion.   NSW is the last state in Australia to decriminalise abortion and this has placed the women and doctors here under a different and stigmatised legal arrangement to other states.  AMA (NSW) has previously recognised that the retention […]
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18Jun

AMA (NSW) President: Health Budget needs effective spending to succeed

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The NSW Government needs to ensure its funding in health promotes effective use of the money being invested, AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, said. “It’s good to see the State Government recognise the need for more capacity in the health system through its investment in thousands of new health workers, including 1,060 doctors. “The […]
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05Jun
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AMA (NSW) President: Don’t let complacency be the death of lock-out laws

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30 May 2019  AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim has urged the Government to uphold the lock-out laws.  “These measures have successfully reduced alcohol-related injuries in Sydney. To wind them back now would be foolish.   “Time and time again people get complacent when health measures start to work well. We’ve seen that with vaccines and we’re also […]
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06Mar

AMA (NSW) President: lack of government action on health is unsustainable

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says current government policy is not addressing the strains the health system is under. “The latest figures from the Bureau of Health Information show nearly three quarters of a million people attended NSW emergency departments in the last three months of 2018. “This is an all-time record for ED […]
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01Mar

AMA (NSW) President: Federal Government should listen to the experts on healthcare

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, rejects Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s assertion that Australians would be kicked off waiting lists for treatment as a result of the medevac law. “The idea that Australians would be kicked off waiting lists because a few dozen extra people require urgent treatment is an incredible leap and just […]
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28Feb

AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Alliance: the state’s doctors-in-training need better support

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AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Alliance Doctors-in-Training Committee Co-Chairs, Drs James Lawler and Sanjay Hettige, say the state’s doctors-in-training need a system that better supports them. “AMA (NSW) is today launching its election priorities for the 2019 State and Federal Elections, our Vision for a Healthier NSW, and improving things for doctors-in-training is an important […]
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28Feb
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Election Priorities 2019: Vision for a Healthier NSW

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is today releasing the organisation's election priorities document for both the State and Federal elections. “Our Vision for a Healthier NSW is applicable to both upcoming elections and calls on all parties to work for what is best for the health system in this state.  “Candidates of all stripes […]
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