Dr Kerryn Phelps pays tribute to general practice in her maiden speech

Former AMA president will 'draw on her experience and skills as a doctor' in parliament

Dr Kerryn Phelps says her experiences as a GP will form the basis of her “human-centric” approach as a politician — with action on climate change and refugees at the top of her to-do list.

Kerryn Phelps
Independent MP for the seat of Wentworth Kerryn Phelps delivers her maiden speech in the House of Representatives. Photo: AAP

The former AMA president was officially sworn in as a federal member of parliament on Monday