Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991
Release Date: 18/02/1990
Release Type: Media Release
Transcript ID: 7910
Document: Original Transcript (PDF 30.46 KB)
FOR MEDIA 18 FEBRUARY 1990
I welcome the efforts of the Australian Medical
Association to develop a practical proposal for the
establishment of a National Road Trauma Authority.
The efforts of the AMA President, Dr Bryce Phillips, and
Sir Dennis Paterson, of the Adelaide Children's Hospital,
are worthy of the full support of all levels of
government. My Goverment will implement this proposal on
re-election and congratulates the AMA on its ability to
pull together the support of the States on this issue.
When I discussed this proposal with Dr Phillips and Sir
Dennis last month, it was clear that they viewed this
proposal as complementing the efforts this Government has
made in support of nationally consistent road laws. I
will have more to say on this subject at the Road
Transport Industry Forum in Sydney tomorrow.