"The new regulatory framework includes a request for midwives to form a collaborative relationship with doctors, requiring their sign-off to access Medicare insurance and pharmaceutical benefits"
This bit of legislation has put midwifery under the control of doctors and sold out women's choice to birth at home with her own midwife
and is it no wonder when our prime minister, the honourable kevin rudd, at the AMA's union dinner says:
"In particular, tonight I want to acknowledge the hard work of Andrew Pesce as President of the AMA. I've appreciated Andrew's input and his engagement with
the health reform agenda in the meetings that we have had together in recent weeks.
The Government and the AMA are both committed to tackling the long-term challenge of health reform, and we are both committed on the direction we need to take to tackle this challenge - in particular, on the need for stronger clinician leadership within our health system.
In July last year, the AMA told us about the sorts of things that they would like to see in health reform....
Andrew, we heard you."
Date: 10 March 2010
News Type: Speech
Title: Speech to the 2010 AMA Parliamentary Dinner
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