Labor congratulates Dr Michael Gannon on his election as President of the Federal Australian Medical Association.
Dr Gannon is one of Australia’s most respected obstetricians and is head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
I was pleased to meet Dr Gannon this month in his capacity as AMA WA President and look forward to working with him as Federal President.
Dr Gannon’s election comes at a crucial time for health in Australia due to the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s cuts to health and hospitals.
This includes Malcolm Turnbull’s six-year freeze on Medicare rebates for GPs, which a Shorten Labor Government will reverse.
Labor pays tribute to the outgoing president, Dr Brian Owler, who has been a frank and fearless advocate for his members at a time of unprecedented government attacks on the medical profession.
Authorised by G. Wright, Australian Labor Party, 5/9 Sydney Ave, Barton, ACT 2600