2017 Media Releases
AMA Victoria statement on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill
"There is no denying that this legislation marks a significant shift in medical practice in Victoria."
AMA Victoria President speaks out against claims from the World Medical Association
Today the World Medical Association put out a media release, which incorrectly suggests that its opposition to voluntary assisted dying is consistent with the views of the AMA.
AMA Victoria supports supervised injection facilities
After a prolonged debate within the community and in political circles the sensible decision has been made.
AMA Victoria statement on former presidents
AMA Victoria confirms that Dr Stephen Parnis, Dr Mark Yates and Dr Mukesh Haikerwal are not spokespersons for the AMA.
Public hospitals doctors say NO to 20-hour shifts
AMA Victoria will not back-down on safe hours and fair conditions for public hospital doctors.
A message from the AMA Victoria President on Voluntary Assisted Dying
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the lower house of the Victorian Parliament. Dr Lorraine Baker reaffirms AMA Victoria's commitment to support members during this process.
AMA Victoria statement on the AMA President’s tweets
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria wishes to distance itself from recent comments made by the AMA Federal President on social media.
Media release on voluntary assisted dying final report
In light of the release of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying – Final Report, AMA Victoria reiterates the AMA’s 2016 policy position on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide, and makes the following statement with reference to ...
Media release on supervised injecting facilities
Dr Lorraine Baker stands by the statement she made before the Inquiry into Drug Law Reform regarding supervised injecting facilities.
AMA Victoria statement on Box Hill Hospital assault
Violence is never acceptable and violence against healthcare workers is abhorrent. Verbal abuse, threatening and aggressive behaviour, and physical assault by patients or hospital visitors is a common occurrence and this must end.
The Vic Budget has failed to make a truly significant investment in mental health. This is now the only answer for Victoria’s mental health sector - AMA Vic
The Vic Budget has failed to make a truly significant investment in mental health.
The VIC State Budget must deliver unprecedented funding for mental health services. This is now the only answer.
AMA Victoria’s State Budget Submission to the Victorian Government calls for urgent and unprecedented investment in mental health. Major funding is now the only answer.
AMA shocked that 30% of parents are unsure if there is a link between autism and vaccines. There is not.
The Australian Medical Association (Victoria) welcomed the release of the Royal Children’s Hospital poll regarding parents’ views on vaccinations. The medical profession is greatly concerned that 30% of Australian parents surveyed are unsure if there is a...
AMA Vic supports Coroners recommendation for safe injecting facility
AMA Victoria supports a trial of safe injecting facilities and wrote to Coroner Hawkins in December 2016, confirming this position. In this letter, AMA Victoria President Dr Lorraine Baker said that “AMA Victoria supports a trial of supervised injecting f...
Victorian doctors remind parents whose children have asthma to see their GP for a review and asthma action plan
Asthma is the most common reason for children being admitted to hospital, presenting to their doctor or hospital emergency department. AMA Victoria encourages parents to take their children to their GP for a review of this chronic condition, identify trig...