Should the AMA and RACGP donate to political parties?

Will it win friends and influence people as it has with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia which donated more than $200,000 in 2019/20?

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has again spent more on political donations than any other organisation in health, despite cutting its spend by two thirds on last year.

After splurging more than $700,000 in the previous financial year, which included a federal election, the lobby group for pharmacy owners donated $210,000 in 2019-20.

But many other regular political donors apparently said pass, or at least kept under the disclosure threshold of $14,000.

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