Welcome to the Doctors Reform Society of Australia

The Doctors Reform Society (DRS) was formed in 1973 to support a proposal for a publicly-funded universal health insurance system.  Medibank (now Medicare) was successfully created despite opposition from the Australian Medical Association.


All members' views are valued, and open debate on all health issues is encouraged both within and outside the organisation.  The DRS functions as a medico-political think tank, a lobby group and a public resource centre.

Also visit the DRS on Facebook and Twitter.

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Join the DRS

Membership of the Doctors' Reform Society is open to all medical practitioners and medical students who believe that everyone, regardless of their social or economic status, should have access to high quality healthcare. Click here to find out more about membership.

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Susan B. Anthony 1860

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DRS National Conference

The 2013 conference was held in Melbourne 19-20th October at Ross House 247 Flinders Lane.
Speakers included -
Richard Di Natale: Greens Health Spokesperson; Fiona Armstrong: Convenor Climate and Health Alliance, previously Chair, Australian HealthCare Reform Alliance; Helen Keleher, Medicare Locals; Freya Langham, AMSA Global Health
Registration 9.30-10am Saturday ($90 - med students $10); 9.30-10am Sunday: Annual General Meeting for members

The 2012 National conference and AGM was held on 29-30 September in the State Library of WA. More details here and also see 2012 conference report by Elissa Campbell.

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