Good morning, early birds. Australia’s Council of Attorneys-General have postponed making a decision about raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14, and the Australian Medical Association has called for a royal commission into Victoria’s handling of the current COVID-19 outbreak. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Delimiter founder Renay LeMay is hopeful of raising $25k to fund a book on Australia's tech policy failures. And other media tidbits of the day.
The Australian Medical Association came out swinging yesterday in response to an article in The Medical Journal of Australia by Dr Tony Webber, a GP who until recently headed the Medicare watchdog.
The recent deal between the Pharmacy Guild and complementary medicine manufacturer Blackmores has raised the ire of doctors and consumer groups, writes Jennifer Doggett of Crikey health blog Croakey.
The Australian Medical Association continued its tradition of opposing key health reforms, writes health policy analyst Jennifer Doggett.
The AMA recently came out in criticism of the government’s plans on the proposed membership of Lead Clinician Groups. AMA President Dr Andrew Pesce also dubiously suggested doctors should be involved in issues of efficiency and equity, writes Professor Gavin Mooney.
The Government’s announcements on hospital reform are bold and deserve widespread support, writes John Menadue. The government is to be applauded and encouraged.
If you’ve been half awake in recent days, you might have heard of a new study showing that "babies are seven times more likely to die during home births". Shame that isn't what the research says, explains Melissa Sweet.
The Federal Government’s recent appointment of a Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer is long overdue. It’s embarrassing, however, that elements of the medical profession seem to wish to take us -- not even back to the future, but forward to the past, writes Professor Mary Chiarella.