AMA Urges Senate to Pass Preventative Health Agency Bill

by VR Sreeraman on  October 27, 2009 at 6:09 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 AMA Urges Senate to Pass Preventative Health Agency Bill
AMA President, Dr Andrew Pesce, today said the creation of the National Preventative Health Agency was an important first step towards reducing preventable chronic diseases in Australia.

Dr Pesce said the AMA urges all Senators to support the Australian National Preventative Health Agency Bill, which has already been passed by the House of Representatives.

"A growing number of Australians are at high risk of serious diseases and premature death due to excess weight, smoking and alcohol use," Dr Pesce said.

"The proposed National Preventative Health Agency is a significant first step in a strategic national approach to reducing preventable chronic diseases."

The National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission and the Preventative Health Taskforce both recommended the creation of a preventive health agency.

"It is expected that a major role of the agency will be to progress the recommendations of the Prevention Taskforce," Dr Pesce said.

"The establishment of this Agency should not be stalled.

"It is time to start acting on a national prevention strategy," Dr Pesce said.

Source: AMA

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Who gave Nicola Roxon permission to interfere in our lives? Personal autonomy is where we should be going, not some dictator and tyrant telling us what we can or cannot eat and drink, and being forced to take life threatening drugs is against all human rights treaties, and there is goal time for breaches of these rights.

Perhaps Nicola Roxon should be doing as she must do under her portfolio to 'pay attention to the TREATY and NOTHING ELSE, abiding by law would be a good start Nicola instead of enforcing your religious beliefs on the rest of us, and this should it become law, would be yet another example of religious observance imposed.

I would also remind the minister that in a democracy the PEOPLE rule NOT government, they are there to do the will of the people NOT dictate to us and it is high time she and others including the press remembered that before a revolution gains momentum.

littlbit Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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