Message from the President
An eventful first fortnight in the job

Two weeks ago this evening, I was proudly being confirmed as the new President of the AMA (WA).

I knew there were a number of immediate challenges ahead but having taken part in the amazing success of MEDCON21, including the phenomenal Gala Ball, you might have forgiven me for thinking I'd have at least a few days to settle in.





Milestone VAD option commences

As of yesterday, an eligible adult will now be able to access voluntary assisted dying (VAD) as part of their end-of-life choice options. 


It has been a long 18 months for the Department, since the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2019 (WA) was passed by Parliament, and it has now launched a comprehensive and easily accessible library of resources to assist practitioners and the community.


These resources provide practitioners an in-depth understanding of the process and their obligations in responding to a First Request for VAD, as well as provide information to those suffering a terminal disease or illness, whose end will be intolerable.



2021 AMA (WA) Gala Ball: a night of elegance, celebration & recognition of our finest

The AMA (WA)’s inaugural Gala Ball was one of the highlights of MEDCON21 with 600 doctors and corporate guests gathering at the Bellevue Ballroom, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19 June.


Held in aid of the AMA (WA) Foundation’s Dr YES program, the event was hosted by renowned broadcaster Karen Tighe from the ABC, in her first major compering role since a rare encephalitis illness.


The evening saw guests don their finest threads for a night of elegance, a lavish three-course dining experience and acknowledgements for some of the profession's finest members.



FREE online tax returns for doctors in training through Nixer

Founded in 2015, Nixer is one of Australia’s most innovative online tax agents, offering a unique online tax experience for AMA (WA) members.


Nixer’s tax return platform will prompt you through entering your personal details and then through all of your taxation information such as:


  • Employment income and deductions
  • Contracting income and deductions
  • Investment income and expenses
  • Private health insurance
  • Donations
  • Income protection
  • Super contributions
  • Spouse details
  • Rental properties
  • Capital gains.



National Partnership Agreement: Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care
The WA Department of Health invites you to participate in a collaborative forum on end-of-life and palliative care (EOL&PC) in WA Residential Aged Care (RAC).

Date:    Wednesday 21 July 2021
Time:    8am-1pm (registrations from 7.30am)
Venue:  Optus Stadium
             Black Swan Room 
             333 Victoria Park Drive, Burswood WA 6100



AMA (WA) member exclusive

Australian Motor Vehicle Services


Free vehicle buying service for AMA (WA) members.


Mills Charters


15% off all charters for members and 10% off for guests.


Various categories of benefits are available and these can be viewed online.



June 2021 sees highest ramping hours in WA history

The ongoing trend for ambulance ramping continues on a steep incline with patients waiting a total of 5,293 hours last month.




Federal Government launches child vaccination campaign

From 15 June to 4 July 2021 the Government will be running a campaign to help build awareness and promote the influenza vaccine forunder 5year olds.

The social media campaign will see the dissementation educational resources to support parents with questions about influenza vaccination for their children resources.  



AMA (WA) Benevolent Fund

The perception that anyone working in the medical profession is likely to be financially secure is not always true. The AMA (WA) Benevolent Fund was established many years ago so that members and their families could have the benefit of added financial support in times of need.


The fund has come to the aid of several families since being established and provided much-needed financial security during very difficult times. It could happen to anyone at any time.


Make a contribution to the AMA (WA) Benevolent Fund to ensure we are in a position to help. All contributions are tax deductible.



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