Call for carbon tax compensation for GPs

POLL: Should the health sector be given preferential treatment (e.g. compensation) ahead of other industries under the government’s carbon tax?

While the impact on family surgeries is yet to be seen, AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said GPs and other health professionals had no option in terms of lowering their energy consumption and he expected the government to compensate them accordingly.

“The aim of the carbon tax is to reduce pollution, so

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