Divided college ploughs ahead with constitution vote

The RACGP is being accused of silencing opposition as it prepares for a contentious vote to revamp its constitution.

More than 30,000 members will be eligible to vote in late May on a new structure that would strip key powers from the GP-dominated college council.

If the changes are approved, the council will be demoted to providing guidance on clinical affairs, leaving broader strategic decisions to a seven-member corporate board, which would include up to three non-GP members.

The college heirarchy has been split in an increasingly bitter fight over the proposal, with former college presidents —