Published Articles

Just a GP? Here's the evidence you need to prove the doubters wrong

With the #justaGP campaign raging across the Twittersphere against political attacks on the specialty, we offer some statistical ammo on the real value of general practice.
15 September 2016

7 ways hospitals waste our money

The hospital system is riddled with high cost interventions of questionable value. We've drawn up a list of seven prominent examples.
29 September 2015

Sussan Ley tipped to remain as health minister

Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley is expected to keep her job in the wake of Monday night's political bloodbath.
16 September 2015

Concern over control of medical research fund

Legislation establishing the Medical Research Future Fund has passed the Senate, with most financial backing to come from hospital funds in the wake of the abandoned GP co-payment.
13 August 2015

Freeze puts general practice on 'brink of disaster'

The AMA has warned that general practice is on the absolute brink of disaster in a hard-hitting speech delivered by its president.
23 July 2015

AMA blasts politicians over MBS indexation freeze

Politicians from both sides have come under fire at the AMA's national conference over their support for the MBS indexation freeze amid a call for further investment into general practice.
29 May 2015

Level B rebate freeze to cost GPs $413m

GPs are set to lose $413 million in MBS funding for standard consultations as a result of the indexation freeze, according to the Federal Government’s own estimates.
15 May 2015

Fears for older patients once rebate freeze bites

One in 20 older Australians is already struggling to pay their medical bills and with GP 'gap' fees looming to offset the MBS rebate freeze worse is due to come, researchers warn.
10 April 2015

Rebate freeze will force GPs to charge $8 co-pay

GPs will need to charge around half their patients an $8 co-payment to survive the proposed Medicare rebate freeze, according to new research.
24 March 2015

Bulk-billing revamp on way

The Federal Government is expected to lift the ban on GPs charging a fee for bulk-billed services in an attempt to offset the damage caused by its MBS rebate freeze.
10 March 2015