Motions carried

  1. That the IBNR Levy remains UNACCEPTABLE
  2. That all doctors at all hospitals here represented will call a meeting of colleagues within the next 14 days to discuss future action.

Original notice of meeting

Hilton Sydney Airport
20 Levey Street, Arncliffe NSW

A motion endorsed by 500 doctors on 20/7/03 at the Hilton Sydney Airport, agreed to meet within one month to consider the Government’s response to the resolution of the previous meeting (20/7/03) namely:

That this meeting calls on the Federal Government not to proceed with the imposition of further levies on certain medical indemnity organisations.

As a consequence a second IBNR rally will be held on:
Sunday 24 August 2003**
Hilton, Sydney Airport
20 Levey Street, Arncliffe NSW
Commencing at 9.00am sharp, finishing 10.30am

**NB: Organisational matters deem 24/8/03 as the first available meeting date.

Medical Indemnity Update as at 25 July 2003

    • The Federal Health Minister, Senator Kay Patterson says the IBNR levy will proceed.
    • Capping of liability for doctors has been ruled out on reports that some States oppose it. Senator Helen Coonan, Assistant Treasurer, says it will be phased in.
    • Controversy continues over the High Court decision regarding tubal ligation negligence claim.
    • Controversy continues over court decision in the HIV/AIDS case.

A poor attendance to this rally will send a signal to governments and the profession that all is well with the IBNR levy.

Authorised by Dr Bruce Shepherd, Chairman, Australian Doctors’ Fund
All Enquiries: Stephen Milgate, Executive Director, Australian Doctors’ Fund
P: 02 9567 5595 F: 02 9567 4050
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