Advice and resources from industry experts, including copies of industry agreements negotiated by WA (WA) and private practice bulletins, can be found on the resource pages. AMA WA President Omar Khorshid would not speculate on the proposed salary increases, but said it was important that the salaries of doctors working in the public system remain competitive. We are the only organization that can bargain collectively on behalf of physicians employed in the AO health system to establish the terms and conditions of employment for physicians in training and senior physicians. With the support of our members, we remain responsible for the negotiations on the 2016 Industrial Agreement on the Wa – Medical Practitioners – AMA Health System. Please visit the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website for the most recent list of awards and agreements in force for the public sector in Western Australia. Doctors in public hospitals will question the McGowan government`s wage policy and insist that a salary increase be well above the $1,000-a-year cap. But the Australian Medical Association recently began negotiations on the next three-year deal for hospital doctors, and The Weekend West understands that the proposed pay increases are in the order of 2.5 percent per year. « But the government`s wage policy, if implemented, means a reduction in real wages for the majority of doctors in the health care system and well below the CPI for some doctors, and this must be taken into account. » All VA health agreements have been and will be negotiated in accordance with the government`s wage policy for the public sector, which provides for wage increases of $1,000 per year, » he said. This directive will cover the negotiations that will begin with the AMA WA for the industrial agreement to replace doctors. An interim report from last year`s Sustainable Health Review stabbed highly-paid doctors, saying there was a « comfortable » dominance of the medical profession at the expense of other workers.