A.M.A. At War With Wooldridge

Michael WooldridgeA report in The Australian newspaper today highlights a rift that has developed between the Federal Minister for Health, Dr. Michael Wooldridge, and the Australian Medical Association.

The AMA is the peak organisation representing Australian doctors. It has 26,000 members and is led by Dr. Kerryn Phelps.

According to the report, a meeting was held a fortnight ago involving Dr Wooldridge, two of his advisers, Dr Phelps, her partner and personal assistant Jackie Stricker, and AMA vice-president, Trevor Mudge. [Read more…]


About The Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association is one of Australia’s peak lobby groups.

It is a prominent and active pressure group with direct links to State and Federal governents through its relationship with the various Health Departments. The information on this page is taken from the AMA’s web-site.

The Organisation, Goals and Objectives

Dr. Kerryn Phelps, President AMAThe Australian Medical Association is an independent organisation which represents more than 26,000 doctors, whether salaried or in private practice, whether general practitioners, specialists, teachers and researchers or young doctors.

It also represents the public face of Australian medicine. It is the vehicle through which doctors fulfil their obligations to the community as advocates for those with neither power nor influence. The AMA is an agent of change, a voice of reason and an independent leader of societal values.

The AMA has a federal structure, with branches in each state and territory which focus primarily on state matters, and a Canberra-based federal body which deals with national issues. [Read more…]