ADF Statement on Alternative Medicine

ADF Statement on Alternative Medicine

The Australian Doctors’ Federation statement on Alternative Medicine The Australian Doctors’ Federation supports evidence-based medicine delivered by registered medical practitioners whose qualifications have been subject to the accreditation of the Australian medical...
ADF Annual General Meeting Notice

ADF Annual General Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Doctors’ Federation Limited will be held by teleconference on Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 7.00 am. (Sydney summertime). Please advise our CEO Stephen Milgate at stephen@milgate.net of your...
Victorian information sharing Bill a threat to privacy

Victorian information sharing Bill a threat to privacy

The Victorian Government’s Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021 was rushed through its first parliamentary vote on 14 October 2021, raising many unanswered questions for patients and health care professionals in that state. The purpose of the...
Vale John Allan Buntine

Vale John Allan Buntine

John attended Melbourne High School where, in the final year, he gained the Exhibition in Biology, first class honors in Physics and Chemistry and a Senior State Government Scholarship in addition to a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the University of Melbourne...
Honeysuckle Health: ACCC draft decision cannot stand

Honeysuckle Health: ACCC draft decision cannot stand

Originally Post on InsightsPlus by Aniello Iannuzzi The Australian Doctors Federation and many other medical professionals and associations are dismayed at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Draft Determination (ACCC-DD) regarding the Honeysuckle...
Managed Care In the USA – a doctor’s experience

Managed Care In the USA – a doctor’s experience

Dr Carmen Brown is a US-trained Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who practised in the US under the managed care system. She left the US and came to Australia via New Zealand, and now practises in Melbourne. Dr Brown also established Expat MD, which helps US doctors...
Big health insurer nib anticipates a huge payday

Big health insurer nib anticipates a huge payday

Big health insurer nib anticipates a huge payday this financial year and instead of repaying members fees as others have done, they are pocketing the extra cash and boasting about record profits. Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Michael Roff said...
Managed Care in Australia

Managed Care in Australia

Webinar organised by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) on 12 May 2021. Presenters are Dr Omar Khorshid (Federal President of the AMA), Dr Aniello Iannuzzi (Chairman of ADF) & Mr Stephen Milgate AM (CEO ADF & COPS)
Honeysuckle deal sounds sweet, but there’s a sting

Honeysuckle deal sounds sweet, but there’s a sting

by Holly Pane – Medical RepublicJun 1, 2021 Despite widespread opposition to managed care in Australia, the ACCC has green-lit a controversial health fund buying group. While some say this is the beginning of the end for the Australian healthcare system, the...
Anaesthetists Warn Against Threat of Managed Care

Anaesthetists Warn Against Threat of Managed Care

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) is concerned that the health insurance industry’s push for Managed Care is gaining ground in Australia. In a draft determination released 21 May, the ACCC favours (with conditions) a proposal from Honeysuckle Health (HH)...
Managed care is a bad investment for Oklahoma

Managed care is a bad investment for Oklahoma

Emma Morris // October 16, 2020 // Updated: February 18, 2021Originally Posted at OKPolicy.org Following voters’ approval of Medicaid expansion during the June 30 election, Oklahoma’s next steps should be relatively simple. The state has already been providing...
Administration of registration and notifications by the AHPRA

Administration of registration and notifications by the AHPRA

Administration of registration and notifications by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and related entities under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law History & Context 1. In 2011, the Australian Doctors’ Federation (ADF) (then named...
Yet Another Senate Inquiry into AHPRA

Yet Another Senate Inquiry into AHPRA

Last month, another senate inquiry was launched into AHPRA’s practices following previous inquiries in 2017 and 2011. Submissions are due for this latest inquiry on 30th April, and more information about it can be found here:...
Anaesthetists Warn Against Threat of Managed Care

Honeysuckle Health proposal is thin end of disastrous wedge

Originally posted Insight WHILE most of us were organising ourselves for our first COVID-19 Christmas, others were boldly plotting a major paradigm shift in our health care system. On Christmas Eve 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...