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New AHPRA code threatens Freedom of Conscience

 
Major concerns have been expressed regarding proposed changes  to the Good Medical Practice Code of Conduct. In particular, the right to freedom of speech and conscientious objection are at risk of being significantly curtailed.
AHPRA's proposed new document can be accessed here.  Submissions close August 3rd.
 
WRITE A SUBMISSION NOW.
Read the AMA's submission here
An organisation called 'Health Professionals Say No'  have written an excellent submission highlighting the issues. The covering letter can be read here and the submission can be read here. Almost 700 signatories have been added so far. Additional Signatories can be added by contacting: Admin@healthprofessionalssayno.info
 
'Medicine with Morality' have also written a submission. Additional signatories can be added by contacting: lachlan@medicinewithmorality.info
MORE INFORMATION
1. Joe Kelly, The Australian. "Doctors’ new code of conduct acts like the ‘thought police’. "
Also here.
2. Miranda Devine, Daily Telegraph. "The Medical Board has become the censorship board"
Also here
The story of Dr David van Gend's  involvement with AHPRA, as related by Miranda Divine, should be a great concern to all doctors and health-professionals.