New AMA head will be 'fearless' in speaking out on poor health policy

The AMA’s new president has warned that GPs are at breaking point over the Medicare rebate freeze, forecasting gap payments of between $15 and $25 if it continues.

Dr Michael Gannon (pictured), a WA obstetrician and gynaecologist, was elected president at the AMA’s national conference in Canberra at the weekend, replacing Professor Brian Owler. 

Victorian GP Dr Tony Bartone, the outgoing president of AMA Victoria, has been elected deputy president.