Gannon makes final plea to government

In a last-ditch bid to sway the Turnbull government to invest more heavily in health, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon has made his final plea “to put health first”.

With just a day to go before polling day, he says it’s not too late for the Coalition to match Labor’s pledge to unfreeze Medicare rebates, boost public hospital funding and reverse bulk billing incentive cuts for pathology and diagnostic imaging services.