Re-elected Fed Govt needs to consult more with Primary Care

Re-elected Fed Govt needs to consult more with Primary Care


Monday 8 July 2019

Like many of my colleagues, I have been wondering how the re-election of the Morrison Government will impact Australian GPs and their patients. The government’s announcement around re-indexation of the MBS (granted at a rate lower than CPI) was appreciated …


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Dr YES equipped to ‘ASIST’ with suicidal thoughts


Monday 8 July 2019

Fifteen Dr YES volunteers are now qualified caregivers who can provide suicide first aid to people at risk of suicide. A two-day LivingWorks’ Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop explored the volunteer’s experiences with and attitudes about suicide and …


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Gender diversity – why it matters?


Monday 1 July 2019

Gender diversity in leadership is being recognised as an important issue in our profession. And whilst some training colleges and the AMA are making moves towards more inclusive and representative leadership models, there are colleagues who question the issue – …


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How much per hour? When doctors’ wages are spotlighted, the community pays


Monday 1 July 2019

Australia’s highest earners revealed reads the Buzzfeed-like headline of a recent ATO taxation statistics report. In it, it names surgeons, anaesthetists and internal medicine specialists as the top three.   With final-year students now applying for internships, many of us …


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Triggering change through the decades


Monday 1 July 2019

Following a change of government in 1983, the Hon. Barry Hodge, who was deeply interested in promoting health and preventing disease, initiated a priority setting process in his first year as Minister for Health.   An extensive amount of data …


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Re-elected Fed Govt needs to consult more with Primary Care
Dr Sean Stevens
Monday, 8th July 2019

Like many of my colleagues, I have been wondering how the re-election of the Morrison Government will impact Australian GPs and their patients. The government’s announcement around re-indexation of the MBS (granted at a rate lower than CPI) was appreciated …