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15 June 2020 Issue # 138

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Men’s Health Week: Kickstart the conversation about male wellbeing

The Australian Medical Association (WA) is standing with organisations around the country to draw attention to men’s health, calling on men and their families to check in on their overall wellbeing this Men’s Health Week (15 – 21 June).


AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller said male physical and mental health was even more important this year as lives and livelihoods had been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


To continue reading, please visit the AMA (WA) website


59th AMA (WA) Annual General Meeting | Wednesday 24 June

The 59th AMA (WA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held next Wednesday 24 June at 7.00pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's AGM will be held online via Zoom.


An agenda and registration link will be emailed to all members later this week. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


New free, confidential mental health service for doctors and medical students

Doctors and medical students around Australia now have access to free, confidential telehealth mental health services through the new Drs4Drs Support Service.

The AMA (WA) welcomed the initiative with President Dr Andrew Miller calling it a significant step to safeguard the mental wellbeing of clinicians.


To continue reading, please visit the AMA (WA) website


Medical profession recognised in Honours list

Almost three dozen AMA members have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their service to medicine, public health, education, and the Australian community.


AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said the doctors have been honoured for their cradle-to-grave care of the Australian community.


“These doctors represent the finest aspects of the medical profession – from dedicated family doctors across the nation, to those fighting cancer in all its forms, and those looking after our servicemen and women and veterans,” Dr Bartone said.


To continue reading, please visit the AMA (WA) website


AMA Financial Services – Tax tips and tax return checklist

To help you complete your tax return, especially if you’ve just started working from home for the first time, this checklist outlines income and expenses you need to disclose to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) when lodging your return. We’ve also provided an overview of the types of tax offsets and deductions you may be entitled to claim plus other handy tax tips.


If you have any questions or require further information, contact us today on 1800 262 346 or email us at


Free financial guidance for those facing financial hardship due to COVID-19

Good health is not a privilege, and neither is access to good financial guidance

Whether it is decisions about accessing your super early, taking a ‘holiday’ from your mortgage, or refinancing existing loans – all these decisions are made tougher when you don’t have access to professional financial guidance. So, we are stepping up to make sure you can get this access to the guidance you need.

At AMA Financial Services we are taking part in the IOOF Community Offer – which means we are providing a range of free financial guidance options over the next three months to those in our community who need it most. Send us a message at to sign-up or hear more!


Quality, trained medical administration candidates available now!

Are you looking to expand your team? The top graduates from the AMA Recruit Medical Reception Course are ready to commence a career in medical administration! Through AMA Recruit’s Medical Receptionist Graduate Program, we can offer a permanent placement recruitment service to your Practice.


Our graduate recruitment package includes:

  • 1 trained full-time or part-time employee
  • All candidates qualified by AMA Recruit
  • A comprehensive 4-week integration plan

There is also the opportunity to complete additional courses through AMA Training Services at discounted rates.


To find out more about this opportunity, or for more information about our temporary and permanent recruitment services, please contact Kristel Maltese, AMA Recruit specialist medical administration recruitment consultant, on 9273 3000 or email


Wanting to volunteer? Here’s your chance!

Are you interested in making a life changing difference to children in need of dental care? Or just dreaming of your next overseas escape?


CHAT is a non-profit organisation who provide dental services to the disadvantaged and needy children at orphanages, institutions and schools in Vietnam. Founded in 2005, CHAT has been making several trips a year where we bring our skills to the children in less fortunate circumstances whilst experiencing the amazing food, people and sights of the country.


Each trip we require one medical doctor to join us in screening the overall health of Vietnamese children prior to having dental treatment performed. If the situation permits, the medical doctor on our trip will also be able to provide basic health advice and treatment.


Connect with us via the socials so you can be the first to know when our next aid trips become available!

Instagram: childrens_health_aid_team


Medico-legal issues during COVID-19 webinar

Tuesday 16 June | 6.30 – 7.30 pm (AWST)

Join AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller and MDA National’s Dr Jane Deacon as they discuss the medico-legal issues that have been brought into sharp relief courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The conversation will focus on risk management in a COVID-19 environment and touch upon a range of issues including:

• Telehealth
• PPE access at the workplace
• Private practice
• Indemnity insurance; and
• Elective surgery

Dr Deacon and Dr Miller will also discuss doctors’ medico-legal obligations to patients and to their staff/practice.

Get the facts. Clear the confusion. Ask your questions – during the webinar and/or at the time of registration.

FREE for all doctors [AMA (WA) members and non-members]

Register online here


Jobseeker Online Training Program - take your resume writing and interview skills to the next level!

Wednesday 17 June | 12.30pm


The Jobseeker Online Training Program is a new course that has been developed to help you learn the art of resume writing and performing well in interviews. Planning and preparing your resume, and understanding the interview process, will help give you the confidence to achieve your next career step.


Your dream job is also the dream job of many other people. This program is designed for those interested in improving their resume and interview skills, to make your application stand out from the crowd and be the successful candidate.


The course includes a 30-minute live online group tutorial as well as a 30-minute one-on-one online session, tailored to individual requirements.


Register online here.


Designing our West Australian COVID Recovery webinar

Wednesday 17 June | 5.00 - 6.30pm (AWST)


Don't miss this special event focusing on how our West Australian response to COVID-19 can support healthier communities and a resilient economy.


Join Prof Fiona Stanley in conversation with Richard Denniss (chief economist for The Australia Institute), Dr David Pencheon (Founding Director of Sustainable Development Unit NHS (UK)) Dorinda Cox (Yued-Kanyigang woman of the Noongar nation) and Taryn Harvey (WA Association of Mental Health).


The speakers will be joined for a question and answer session by Dr Andrew Miller from the AMA (WA), Dr Tarun Weeramanthri (Lead of the Public Inquiry into Climate and Health WA), Naomi McCrae (Health Services union) and Kevin Sneddon (United Workers Union).


Register online here


AMA Queensland's Junior Doctor Conference is going online!

Launching Saturday 27 June


Due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, AMA Queensland is bringing the 2020 Junior Doctor Conference to your screens as JDC On Demand.

Launching on Saturday 27 June, the conference will run over eight weeks, with new content being released each week. This is like nothing you’ve seen before – register now to get involved!


Watch national and local speakers, listen to informative panels and engage with sponsors and your fellow delegates – all from the comfort of your own couch!


Audi offer for frontline healthcare workers

Looking to buy a new car? Audi Australia is offering frontline healthcare workers additional benefits when they purchase a new Audi prior to June 30. For more information, please visit the Audi website

60 days free and 30% off an iwonder annual subscription

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Redeem today your special 60 day free trial of iwonder and 30% off annual subscription and be more informed, knowledgeable and inspired than ever before. With content curated around current events, iwonder makes it easy to find interesting stories from all around the world.


For further information on how to access the discount, please visit the AMA (WA) website


Access complimentary one-hour consultation with Tim Davies Landscaping

Tim Davies Landscaping (TDL) has been an award-winning leader in the Western Australian landscaping industry for over 35 years.

TDL listens to the client and works with them to create a unique and timeless garden. Services include residential and commercial landscape design, construction and maintenance. Whether it’s a new garden, upgrade of an existing garden or installation of a pool, their passion is turning a vision into reality and creating “a garden for life”.

TDL is offering AMA (WA) members a complimentary one-hour onsite consultation with a landscape architect/ designer.


For further information on how to access the discount, please visit the AMA (WA) website


15% off all wines and free freight at Clairault

Clairault Streicker Wines is a family of premium wines, crafted from privately owned vineyards in the Margaret River wine region. From Clairault’s pristine undulating property with bountiful creek-lines, natural springs and some of the oldest native forests in the southwest, to Streicker Wines’ deeply-rooted old vines, ample dams and exceptional soil quality, the properties are truly unique in their quality. The vineyards’ history, pedigree and forward-thinking approach have established Clairault Streicker Wines’ reputation as a leader in Margaret River.

AMA (WA) members receive 15% off all wines and free freight on case purchases anywhere within Australia.


For further information on how to access the discount, please visit the AMA (WA) website


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The AMA (WA)'s publication Medicus is calling on all members to send through any letters they would like to share with the profession. 

Write to us (200 words max) at - the best letter will win a free one-year membership of Amazon Prime!


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