Lifeline for Aboriginal Medical Service

The Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney is in the hands of private administrators after its board resolved to keep the NGO’s services alive. 

The AMSWS faced the threat of closure with the loss of 96 jobs after the federal government pulled annual funding of more than $3 million because of some $4 million in accumulated tax debts.

The health department said the service was no longer viable and offered funds for only three months from July 1, saying it would assist efforts to shift patients to alternative “culturally appropriate