Organisational Virtue

Sir: The article by Stuart Lindsay (September 2018) addresses attempts by legal professional associations to become active in modern human rights trends. Like the law associations, the medical profession’s leadership has acquired similar politically correct views. Not only has the Australian Medical Association passed comments on Aboriginal rights, but also on climate change and illegal immigration. Like the trade unions and big business, organisations are increasingly making statements outside their areas of reference. Professional organisations like the AMA are constituted to set and maintain standards among their group and to liaise with other organisations when changes or improvements are suggested.…

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