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7 September 2018 Issue # 112

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Personal Choice and Community Safety Committee anti-health and anti-common sense

The WA Parliamentary Inquiry on Personal Choice and Community Safety (PCCS) established last week is not only a waste of time and money but could have a negative impact on perceptions of  community safety and health.


“This Parliamentary Inquiry will attract anti-health supporters, including those who for a range of reasons – including ignorance – believe that individuals have no responsibility for their community,” AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said.


“The absurdity of some of the speeches given by MLCs was embarrassing and reflect poorly on them as elected representatives of the people of WA.


To continue reading, visit the AMA (WA) website


AMA Financial Services – Solutions for Vehicle or Asset Finance

AMA Financial Services has teamed up with Nexus Partners to provide members with direct access to experienced lenders across a number of banks.


Clients will gain direct access to a financial expert from the bank who can assist with all aspects of home loans, business loans and asset finance. More importantly, they can advise of any specific Health Package benefits potentially available to you.


AMA Financial Services can now assist you with a personal introduction to one of the following banks for your lending needs:


• Bank of Queensland Specialist  
• Medfin
• Westpac
• Bankwest
• Macquarie
• St George
• NAB (including NAB Health)
• Suncorp
• Several other non-bank and online lenders


For further information, visit AMA Financial Services website

Celebrating 25 years of the AMA (WA) Charity Golf Day

Tickets are still available for the 25th AMA (WA) Charity Golf Day, being held Friday 26 October 2018 at the Royal Perth Golf Club.


There will be some amazing items up for auction and as usual, proceeds will go to the AMA (WA)’s Dr YES program.


The Ambrose tournament allows players of varying degrees of golfing prowess to get involved, so the novice will have just as much fun as the more experienced player.


The day on the course is followed by an evening of catching up with friends and colleagues over some fabulous wine and food.

For more information and to register, please click here


Do you have a passion for contributing to the health and safety of challenging, at-risk youth?

The Department of Communities is seeking the provision of a part-time, qualified medical practitioner at the Kath French Secure Care Centre in Stoneville, WA.

How to Apply?

The Request for Quote can be downloaded from the TendersWA website at, reference number: DCP201835
Submissions must be received by no later than 2:30pm, Friday 14 September 2018, Western Australia.

Should you have any queries, please contact Ms Jenna Burgess, A/Senior Procurement Specialist, via email.


New course launched: Diploma of Health Administration

The Diploma of Health Administration has been exclusively developed by the AMA to cater for the needs of middle managers in the health, aged care and community sectors.


The Diploma addresses the unique mix of responsibilities that face our modern healthcare managers, from infection control, ethical leadership, health funding, team management, customer service and report writing skills.


An ideal qualification for current or aspiring Facility Managers, Regional Managers, Nurse Unit Managers and Allied Health Managers, the Diploma is delivered via AMA Training Service’s unique and engaging Assisted Study Program.


For further information or to register, visit the AMA Training website or call 1800 248 292.


Workshop: Social Media and the Internet - places still available!

This Youth Friendly Doctor workshop, focusing on social media and the internet, will provide doctors with an understanding of the potential risks, safety and mental well-being of young people and the issues they face online.


Presenters: Jordan Foster (Clinical Psychologist, Headspace/YSAFE) & Prof. Lelia Green (ECU)
Date: Tuesday 11 September, 6pm for a 6:30 start
Venue: AMA House, 14 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands

For more information and to register, please visit the AMA (WA) website.


ISAP 2018: Last chance to register

There is still time to register to attend the upcoming Innovation: Solutions for an Ageing Population International Conference is now available. 


The annual conference, which alernates between Australia and Shanghai, aims to provide a fresh approach to innovative solutions across the aged care and healthcare industries in a global context.

ISAP 2018 presents a unique opportunity for you and your organisation to connect with our industry delegates across the global aged care spectrum and to share knowledge and information about both practical and operational innovation through education and research, architecture, design, technology and leadership.

Date: 12 - 14 September 2018
Venue: Joondalup Resort, Perth Western Australia

View the program or register online now


National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services

The development of the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services (NSAMS) will soon begin Round 2 of consultation.The consultation will involve face to face workshops, an online survey and opportunity to submit online responses.


Due to be held in Perth Monday 15 October and in Bunbury Tuesday 6 November, we encourage all members with involvement in maternal and perinatal care to attend. Registrations are now open. Further information can be found on the Department of Health website


Rural Health West Rotto Ramble 2018

It’s Back! Rotto Ramble 26-28 October 2018!


Calling all GP registrars, RMOs, interns and final year med students!


Challenge yourself as you learn how to tackle life-threatening medical emergencies all over Rottnest Island. Teams work together to come up with solutions that rely on medical knowledge and quick wit under pressure. This unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows participants to network with renowned Perth medical professionals, and proves that we don’t need lots of equipment to save lives.


If you enjoy working in teams, adding unique and employable skills to your repertoire, and making valuable industry connections, this is the adventure for you! For further information, please visit the event website.


Get 10% off Bose noise-masking sleepbuds™

Bose sleepbuds™ are designed to help you sleep. Instead of streaming music, they deliver soothing sounds that cover up unwanted noise and help you fall asleep and stay asleep. 


AMA (WA) members can now access 10% discount when purchasing the Bose noise-masking sleepbuds™.


For further information, visit the Bose website


Your invitation: Exclusive exhibition by Tony Hewitt and Denis Glennon AO

The AMA (WA) and Commonwealth Private Banking invite you to a private viewing of this exclusive and historic exhibition; GIRT BY SEA - Australia as never seen before. The exhibition will be followed by a Q & A with Tony Hewitt and Denis Glennon AO.


Drinks and nibbles will also be provided to complement your viewing pleasure.


Date: Tuesday 2 October
Time: Arrival 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start
Venue: Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth 
RSVP: Please email Des on no later than Friday 28 September


Paid Parking is available underneath Central Park for $6.50. Further infomation can be found on the Wilson Parking website


*Image - early season whales off Fraser Island


WIN double pass tickets: The Milford Street Shakers

WARNING: Will cause toe-tapping, hip-shaking, lyric-belting FUN!


As soon as these dapperly clad cats take to the stage their passion for the 1960s is obvious in every single note. The Milford Street Shakers are more than a typical cover band – this enigmatic 9-piece delivers a soul spectacular of epic proportions!


The Milford Street Shakers take you on a memorable journey across the iconic 60s musical landscape, bridging the simplicity of the blues with the sheer expressivity of R&B. Their unique take on classics like ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ and ‘Uptight (Everything’s Alright)’ will get you out of your seats and dancing to their groovy beats.


To go into the draw to win double pass tickets, please email Des on by Wednesday 12 September.


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Write to us (200 words max) at - the best letter will win anything from movie/theatre tickets to bottles of wine. 


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