Australian Medical Association

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The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is a professional association for Australian doctors and medical students.

The AMA uses a representative structure involving state branches and committees to work with members to promote and protect the interests of doctors.

The mechanisms that allow this include:

  • working with governments to maintain and increase provision of world-class medical care to all Australians;
  • tracking and reporting government performance on health;
  • challenging government on policy that potentially harms the interests of patients;
  • providing a resonant and authoritative expert medical commentary on health issues;
  • responding to issues in the health debate through provision of a wide range of expert resources; and
  • commissioning and conducting research on health issues.

The AMA supports patient care by serving the medical profession across a broad range of services, including:

  • protecting the academic, professional and economic independence and the well being of medical practitioners;
  • promoting and advancing ethical behaviour by the medical profession and protecting the integrity and independence of the doctor/patient relationship; and
  • preserving and protecting the political, legal and industrial interests of medical practitioners.

Presidents[edit]

  1. Cecil Colville (1962–1964)
  2. Angus Murray (1964–1967)
  3. Clarence Rieger (1967–1970)
  4. Roderick Macdonald (1970–1972)
  5. Gavin Johnson (1972–1973)
  6. Keith Jones (1973–1976)
  7. Rupert Magarey (1976–1979)
  8. Lionel Wilson (1979–1982)
  9. Lindsay Thompson (1982–1985)
  10. Trevor Pickering (1985–1988)
  11. Bryce Phillips (1998–1990)
  12. Bruce Shepherd (1990–1993)
  13. Brendan Nelson (1993–1995)
  14. David Weedon (1995–1996)
  15. Keith Woollard (1996–1998)
  16. David Brand (1998–2000)
  17. Kerryn Phelps (2000–2003)
  18. Bill Glasson (2003–2005)
  19. Mukesh Haikerwal (2005–2007)
  20. Rosanna Capolingua (2007–2009)
  21. Andrew Pesce (2009–2011)
  22. Steve Hambleton (2011–)

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