AMA vice president defends record as election nears

AMA vice president Dr Stephen Parnis says the peak doctors’ body cannot shy away from unpleasant truths when it comes to poor policies and vulnerable patients.

The Victorian emergency doctor, in the race to replace Professor Brian Owler as AMA President, says the organisation’s job of leading Australia’s doctors and protecting the nation’s health comes with an extra duty of care.

“Equally, it means being strident and clear when it comes to pointing out bad policy,” he says.

“I believe we