Communications and advocacy update: 24 November

16 November 2022

Throughout the Victorian election campaign, AMA Victoria has endeavoured to keep members informed of our advocacy activities:

Since our last update to members, we have met with the Victorian Health Minister, the Liberal Opposition Health Spokesperson, and the Greens Health Spokesperson, in addition to several minor party and independent officeholders and candidates.

Conversations have been constructive, and our expectation is that health will continue to dominate discussion as the campaign comes to a close.

We continue to stress to all that we meet that whilst public hospital funding (including but not limited to funding for workforce retention and recruitment, redevelopment of existing infrastructure, provision of new infrastructure, and introduction of new technologies) is essential to addressing the systemic issues plaguing our state’s health system, it is but one component.

In this context, drawing upon our 2022 State Election Statement, we have emphasised the need for the next Victorian Government to also:

AMA Victoria looks forward to working with whomever forms the next State Government (and, indeed, all political parties and independents) to support the medical workforce and ensure quality healthcare for all Victorians.

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