A Better Future for Patients and Doctors

The Australian Doctors Federation is the only organisation dedicated to protecting the independence of the doctor-patient relationship.

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We must be the patient’s doctor; not the government’s doctor; nor the doctor of big business.

– Dr Bruce Shepherd AM, Founder

In an environment where the medical profession is evolving and undergoing continual change, we need to ensure that doctors continue to make independent decisions about what is in the best interests of their patients.

Dedicated to protecting the independence of the doctor-patient relationship.

We help doctors serve their patients, free from government and corporate control or interference. We must be the patient’s advocate, not the servant of third-party payers.

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Doctors share their opinions on the good, the bad, and the ugly in healthcare.

Let’s Talk Medicine brings together doctors, healthcare professionals, politicians and consumers to discuss the practice of medicine in Australia.

A community shaping the future of healthcare in Australia.

Join a trusted federation that’s been serving members for over 30 years.

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The Australian Doctors Federation is an independent voice in Australian healthcare, financed only through the support of its members. Join ADF to strengthen and enhance the doctor-patient relationship, and advocate for