AHPRA sanctioned GP for undermining ‘public trust in the integrity of politicians’

Dr David Berger was handed an official caution
Dr David Berger.

AHPRA sanctioned a high-profile GP for criticising politicians, governments and senior bureaucrats because his comments could lead the public to “doubt their integrity”, it has emerged.

The treatment of Dr David Berger at the hands of the regulator has renewed the debate on the freedom of doctors to question, criticise or challenge governments over fundamental issues of public health or patient safety.