Advocacy

Community Affairs References Committee: Submission Acknowledgement for the Inquiry into Inquiry into the provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians

Community Affairs References Committee: Submission Acknowledgement for the Inquiry into the provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians

The AFMW advocacy effort doesn’t stop and this is the recent AFMW Submission for the Inquiry. I’d like to acknowledge the AFMW GP team who helped with this submission, especially given the pressures we face with the rollout of the COVID vaccination programs in each state. Read AFMW’s Submission.

How to help patients contemplating a pregnancy this year

A NEWLY pregnant patient of mine with pre-existing mental health issues recently told me she was considering a termination. Despite previously wanting a baby, she was feeling distressed and ambivalent due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Her fears were real, understandable and sufficient to destabilise her condition. How… Read More »How to help patients contemplating a pregnancy this year

No Time For Games

  On Monday 16th September, the No Time For Games event outside Parliament House included a number of impactful speeches. Among those who spoke were Senior Australian of the Year 2019 and paediatrician Dr Sue Packer OA, Mark Butler MP, Helen Haines MP, Zali Steggall OAM MP and Andrew Wilkie… Read More »No Time For Games

AFMW Response to Inappropriate Social Media Comments June 2019

There was considerable press in February about the very inappropriate and misogynistic comments from a certain Dr Lee in Victoria. AFMW wrote to both AHPRA and the hospital employing that doctor referencing the MWIA resolution about violence in medicine from the 2016 Vienna Congress. We received replies from both agencies and… Read More »AFMW Response to Inappropriate Social Media Comments June 2019