AMA ready to help government build a sustainable, efficient SA Pathology


Australian Medical Association (SA) members will carefully monitor how the State Government uses the next 12 months to build effective, cost-efficient and sustainable public pathology services in South Australia.


Associate Professor William Tam, president of the AMA (SA), said the AMA welcomed the State Government’s decision to retain public control for now as the best result for South Australian patients, clinicians and future pathologists.


4 APR 2019

AMA(SA) calls on Govt to halt flawed mandatory treatment Bill

AMA(SA) calls on Govt to halt flawed mandatory treatment  Bill for children and young people

AMA(SA) Media Release

The AMA(SA) is calling on the government to put a halt on the controversial and flawed mandatory treatment Bill which would allow for mandatory (court-ordered) detention and treatment for children for up to 12 months – with the capacity to extend further.

29 NOV 2018

E-cigarettes regs welcome: AMA(SA)

SA e-cigarettes regulation welcome: AMA(SA)

AMA(SA) Media Release 

The AMA(SA) has welcomed the SA State Government’s action to regulate e-cigarettes, with legislation now having passed the SA Parliament.

“We have made tremendous strides in Australia against smoking,” says AMA(SA) President A/Prof William Tam, “but we need to be vigilant.”

26 NOV 2018

KordaMentha reports

AMA(SA) preliminary comments in repsonse to the release of the KordaMentha 'Diagnostic Review' and 'Recovery Plan'

AMA(SA) President Associate Professor William Tam

"The AMA(SA) is in favour of efficiency but this must not be at the expense of patient care. We would not want to see bed closures or a reduction in services to the community."

26 NOV 2018

Media release: Service cut will hurt the young, vulnerable, and victims of abuse

The AMA(SA) is speaking out in support of funding for important services that play a crucial role in helping the young and vulnerable in our state.

Not-for-profit SHINE SA has provided valued and lifechanging services since its establishment in 1970, but has faced years of funding cuts: this year, a further 9.5%. In response, the service has taken the difficult decision to close its clinics in Davoren Park and Noarlunga (two of only four) and its city-based HIV Counselling service.

22 NOV 2018

RAH Sleep Lab Warning

New RAH set to fail sleep test: doctors’ warning as community petition tops 2000 names in 2 weeks

The AMA(SA) is speaking out as the future of Sleep Services at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital sit under threat.

“The Government and SA Health undertook that the RAH’s Sleep Lab would not be lost when the old RAH closed,” said AMA(SA) President A/Prof William Tam. “But the future of the RAH Sleep Lab has hung under a cloud as the health bureaucracy has obfuscated around this important service, and abandoned its promise.”

5 NOV 2018

Media release: Beyond the First 100 days

What next for Health? Beyond the first 100 days

As the State Government prepares to deliver its first Budget, the AMA(SA) is highlighting some of our key priority areas for the Government.

“The new Government’s first 100 days have come and gone. There was a pre-set ‘to-do’ list for that period, and it has certainly been apparent that the Government has been working to that checklist. The business of governing is a long game, though, and the AMA(SA) wants to ensure that key areas are addressed over the months ahead,” said AMA(SA) state president A/Prof William Tam.

30 AUG 2018

AMA(SA) Rural Trip

Regional health workforce in the spotlight
for AMA(SA) president’s visit to Port Augusta, Port Pirie 

27 July 2018 | Media release 

AMA (South Australia) president Associate Professor William Tam and chief executive Joe Hooper have been hearing from local doctors on the issues close to their hearts in their visits to Port Augusta and Port Pirie on 26-27 July.

27 JUL 2018

AMA(SA) celebrates GPs' role

Your Family Doctor: Here for You
AMA South Australia celebrates GPs’ role for Family Doctor Week

AMA Family Doctor Week, 22-28 July 2018

General practitioners play a vital role in our health system, and each year the AMA celebrates that role with its national Family Doctor Week. This year, Family Doctor Week is being held from 22-28 July, with the theme ‘Your Family Doctor: Here for You’.

23 JUL 2018