News & Advocacy

The AMA is a powerful advocacy and lobbying body, and speaks out on issues of concern to the profession and patients nationally and on a state-by-state basis.

While the federal AMA takes the lead on national issues, working with the states, the AMA(SA) focuses on South Australian issues and activity.

We have a strong interest in public health, and the AMA(SA) is known in particular for its commitment to pursuing road safety measures.

Public hospitals are another key area of concern and interest, as is medical research and medical workforce and training issues - in particular in rural areas and for our upcoming graduates and trainees.

Check out our policy submissions and media releases/comments to find out more about SA advocacy, and read on to find out more about focus areas.