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16 May 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, 4BC, Brisbane Live with Ben Davis, Wednesday 16 May 2018

Subject:  Obesity in Australia


Published: 16 May 2018

08 Feb 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, Drive with Ben Davis, 4BC,
Thursday 8 February 2018

Subject:  Obesity


Published: 08 Feb 2018

AMA President on 9 News - Sugar tax

Obesity is the biggest public health challenge facing the Australian population. The Federal Government should show leadership and implement a multi-faceted strategy to address this serious health threat. Advertising and marketing of junk food and sugary drinks to children should be banned, and a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages should be introduced as a matter of priority.


21 Dec 2017

Australians can take some simple steps to avoid gaining weight and wasting food this festive season, AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

“Christmas Day is often accepted as a day for over-indulgence in food, alcohol, and confectionery,” Dr Bartone said.

“Some Australians will consume more than 25,000 kilojoules – or 6000 calories – on the day, which is three times the amount of energy needed by a moderately active adult.

“It’s no surprise that many of us will gain a kilo or two over the holidays, but it’s not inevitable.


Published: 21 Dec 2017

19 Dec 2017

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, with Mark Levy, 2GB, 19 December 2017

Subject:  Obesity, Codeine, and prescription drugs


 

MARK LEVY:   Well, it's a big day in the world of medicine. As I mentioned earlier, I can't believe that New South Wales doctors are being told they can't tell a patient that they're fat. I mean, I'm fat. I'm the first person to admit it.


Published: 19 Dec 2017

22 Jan 2017
New Health Minister Greg Hunt must consign the disastrous 2014-15 Health budget to history, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says. The AMA has released its Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18, outlining affordable, targeted, and proven policies that will contribute to a much better Budget bottom line in coming years.

Published: 22 Jan 2017

24 Nov 2016

Transcript: AMA President Dr Michael Gannon, ABC 24, 24 November 2016

Subjects: Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide; Sugar Tax


Published: 24 Nov 2016

07 Nov 2016
AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that obesity is the biggest public health challenge facing the Australian population, and called on the Federal Government to take national leadership in implementing a multi-faceted strategy to address the serious health threat that obesity poses to individuals, families, and communities across the nation.

Published: 07 Nov 2016

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis - 2GB - obesity and tobacco taxation

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.