'General practice is harder than any other specialty’

Sydney GP Dr Brian Morton, who is stepping down as chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, reveals how he became involved in medical politics.

Some time after joining the AMA, Dr Brian Morton (pictured) got his first experience of the cutthroat world of medical politics. 

At a national conference, just ahead of an election fight, he was standing next to one of the candidates. 

As an opponent walked past them, the candidate turned to him and hissed “that