Explainer: Why pay talks between GP registrars and supervisors collapsed

Analysis: GPRA has a more ambitious agenda in mind

It has been hard to get to the bottom of why GP registrar leaders walked out of contract negotiations with supervisors last month, effectively killing off the decades-old process for negotiating minimum terms and conditions.

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At the time, General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) issued statements to the members and the media but they were vague to the point of being opaque.

Apparently among the problems was that supervisors had