Are rural GP locums greedy?

GP locums have been accused of profiteering from the shortage of doctors in rural and remote areas, with some reportedly earning up to $624,000 per year by taking on short-term contracts. 

Australian Doctor reported earlier this week that the high wages paid to some locums added to the difficulties of filling permanent GP positions and meant some rural practices unable to afford locum cover.

The issue drew a mixed response from the Australian Doctor online community with some backing locums and others questioning why permanent rural doctors