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12 Sep 2018

Today’s announcement of an additional $106 million for the aged care system is a much-needed boost for a sector that has been neglected for far too long, but does not address the urgent workforce challenges facing the sector, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said.

The Federal Government today announced an extra $16 million for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, $40 million to support services in regional, rural, and remote areas, and $50 million to support residential aged care providers and their staff to improve quality and standards of care.


Published: 12 Sep 2018

06 Sep 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, SKY News, with Tom Connell,
Thursday, 6 September 2018

Subject:   Elder Abuse, Aged Care


Published: 06 Sep 2018

25 Aug 2018
AMA President Dr Tony Bartone has urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to keep Greg Hunt in the Health portfolio, arguing that now is the wrong time for a change in Health Minister.

Published: 25 Aug 2018

25 Jul 2018
The fourth AMA Aged Care Survey has revealed a looming crisis for aged in Australia, with more than a quarter of doctors surveyed saying they plan on cutting back, or stopping visits to aged care facilities over the next two years.

Published: 25 Jul 2018

23 Apr 2018
Older Australians deserve high-quality care, the AMA says.

Published: 23 Apr 2018

14 Feb 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, SKY News, Live Now with Ashleigh Gillon, Wednesday 14 February 2018

Subject:  Juvenile incarceration and FASD, E-cigarettes, Aged Care facilities.


Published: 14 Feb 2018

12 Feb 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, Channel Nine, Today Show with Louise Momber, Monday 12 February 2018

Subject:  Nutrition in aged care facilities.


LOUISE MOMBER:  A new report has revealed our nation's prisoners are better fed than our elderly, with some nursing homes spending just $6 a day on meals.

For more, I'm joined by the national President of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Michael Gannon. Good morning, Doctor.


Published: 12 Feb 2018

26 Oct 2017

The AMA welcomes and supports the calls for greater quality and accountability in the Australian aged care system, as recommended by Kate Carnell AO and Professor Ron Paterson ONZM in their report, Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes, which was released yesterday.


Published: 26 Oct 2017

15 Sep 2017

Almost 55,000 elderly Australians are on the waiting list for a home care package. The announcement of 6,000 new packages is welcome, but won't go far in tackling the enormous backlog, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says.


Published: 15 Sep 2017

23 Jun 2017

The AMA has long argued that doctors should be regarded as an integral part of the aged care workforce, in the same way that they are an integral part of the hospital workforce. Now, a Senate Committee agrees.


Published: 23 Jun 2017