Hambleton to take AMA reins

AMA vice-president Dr Steve Hambleton is set to take the association’s top job at its federal conference at the end of the month as the only candidate for the presidency at the close of nominations this morning.

Dr Hambleton will take the reins from outgoing president Dr Andrew Pesce, who wished him well for the next two years.

“I think Steve will be an excellent president,” Dr Pesce said.

“That continuity will be important in continuing the work the AMA has done to engage with government and the medical profession.

“I think it is probably a mark of respect and an