Geir O'Rourke

Published Articles

Politicians push to make repeats for contraceptive pill OTC

'Women are completely capable of being in charge of their own contraception,' says the Victorian opposition.
22 October 2018

GP accused of masterminding child kidnapping ring

Police say the group was helping mothers defy court orders and smuggle their kids overseas.
19 October 2018

'Historic day' as another state passes abortion reforms

Queensland has voted to decriminalise abortion for the first time in its history.
18 October 2018

Farewell: Outgoing RACGP president reflects on his 'humbling' tenure

Dr Bastian Seidel has written a farewell letter to college members.
17 October 2018

Rural generalist taskforce calls for rebate parity with other specialists

They would be able to claim Medicare items often worth hundreds of dollars more than an equivalent GP item.
16 October 2018

Health minister plans to abandon next round of after-hours cuts

Greg Hunt likely to put off another reduction in after-hours rebates for at least a year.
15 October 2018

RACGP members back female representation targets

The motion supported a goal of 50% representation.
12 October 2018

Hunt flags cash for GP teleconsults

The 'blended-payment model' will build on Health Care Homes.
11 October 2018

Tributes flow for the man who made Medicare

One way or another, his creation has had a profound effect on healthcare.
11 October 2018

After catastrophic injuries, Dr Steve is returning to general practice

Despite being left quadriplegic after a car accident, this GP is in no hurry to give up his work.
10 October 2018