'Disastrous' GP co-payment under fire

Implementing the federal government's $7 GP co-payment proposal would be disastrous for indigenous healthcare, the AMA  president says.

Associate Professor Brian Owler has been touring the Northern Territory since Monday, including visits to Alice Springs, the Tiwi Islands and Darwin, and says the GP co-payments have been the key issue raised with him.

"Everyone who knows anything about indigenous healthcare and anyone who's been to the NT will realise it's just impractical to suggest you're going to be charging