AMA members scoop up Australia Day Honours

30 Jan 2014

The AMA heartily congratulates the following GP members who received Australia Day Honours last weekend.

Dr Brian Morton, Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, was awarded Member (AM) in General Division of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to medicine as a general practitioner, and to a range of professional medical organisations’. 

Dr Morton, a Sydney GP of over thirty years, has been a very active and valuable member of the AMA since 1974. He has served on Federal Council since 2006 and has been Chair of the Council of General Practice since 2010. He also served as President of AMA NSW from 2008-2010. He has tirelessly represented the AMA on a large number of external committees and last year Dr Morton received the AMA President’s Award.

Dr Harry Hemley was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for ‘significant service to medicine through delivering health care to the homeless, and as a general practitioner’. Dr Hemley is a past President of AMA Victoria (2009-2012) and past member of the AMA Council of General Practice.

Dr Graham Fleming was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division, for ‘significant service to medicine in rural South Australia, and as an advocate in the field of mental health and suicide prevention’. Dr Fleming has served as a local GP in the Tumby Bay area for over 34 years and has been an AMA member for 41 years. Dr Fleming received a Centenary Medal in 2001. 

Dr Carol Cox was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for ‘significant service to medicine in rural and remote areas as a general practitioner, to education, and to professional medical organisations’. Dr Cox has been a longstanding and active member of AMA Queensland, receiving a Citation of AMAQ in 2011.

Dr Bill Roberts was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division, for ‘significant service to the community through roles in health administration and as a general practitioner’.

Dr Peter Winterton was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division, for significant service to youth through a range of child protection roles, and to medicine.

Colonel Leonard Brennan was awarded Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia, for exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in the field of health support as Director Health, Headquarters Joint Operations Command; Director Army Health; and Senior Medical Officer, Combined Team Uruzgan.

Dr Graham Cato was awarded Medal (OAM) in the General Division, for ‘service to community health, and to surf lifesaving’. Dr Cato is a Victorian GP who has been a member of the AMA for 38 years.

Dr James Pollitt was awarded Medal (OAM) in the General Division, for service to medicine as a general practitioner, and to the community.

Dr Christine Tracey-Patte was awarded a Medal (OAM) in the Genderal Division for service to women's affairs.

Dr Peter Wakeford was awarded a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for service to medicine, and to the community.

Dr Richard Walkey, deceased, was awarded a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for service to medicine as a General Practitioner, and to the community.

A full list of AMA members from all specialties who were awarded Australia Day honours is availabe in Australian Medicine.