‘Bulk-bill or we will hit you with payroll tax’: Health reform, ACT style

The government says around 10 practices in Canberra will be liable for payroll tax.
Sarah Simpkins
Andrew Barr.

Granting GP practices in the ACT a two-year amnesty from payroll tax on the condition they bulk-bill at least 65% of their patients has been dubbed a form of bribery.

Chief Minister of the ACT Andrew Barr announced the temporary exemption on Sunday, which will last until 30 June 2025.