Landmark compact with the Australian Medical Association (AMA)

This agreement between the Australian Government and the AMA sets out their shared principles and vision for a stronger health care system in Australia and their intended actions.


A shared vision for Australia’s health system: Principles agreed to by the Government and the AMA

Letter from Minister Hunt to the AMA

Letter from the AMA

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With this agreement, the Government and the AMA have committed to shared principles that support a stronger health care system in 2017–18 and beyond.

The Government’s statement of intent recognises the important role of general practitioners (GPs) and medical specialists. It also includes actions it will take on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

The AMA’s statement of intent includes:

  • continuing to support and engage with the MBS review process
  • encouraging members to use My Health Record
  • supporting the Health Care Homes concept and trial

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