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“AMA Victoria has today released a position statement in response to the Victorian Parliament's Legal and Social Issues Committee’s recommendation to legislate physician assisted dying in Victoria,” Dr Lorraine Baker, President of AMA Victoria, said.

"In the past, there has been a doctor shortage in Australia, which was the result of limited planning and investment in the country’s medical workforce. In the early and mid 2000s, efforts were made to rectify this. This included increasing medical graduate numbers and expanding medical schools in Australia, and also scouting doctors from overseas to fill areas of need, in particular rural areas," Dr Lorraine Baker, President of AMA Victoria said.