Dr Kerryn Phelps vying for a seat in federal Parliament

Medicare, climate change and the 'humane treatment' of asylum-seekers are key policies for the Wentworth GP

High-profile doctor and past AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps is vying for a job in federal Parliament, but has a steep hill to climb to win the seat of Wentworth off the Liberals.

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Dr Kerryn Phelps speaks to reporters. Photo: Facebook/Kerryn Phelps

Dr Phelps announced on Sunday she would stand as an independent in the Wentworth by-election after the seat was left vacant by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who was ousted