Govt's parental leave scheme 'discriminates' against female GPs

The RDAA says their limited access to support is contributing to GP shortages

The Federal Government is facing fresh demands to improve female GPs' access to paid parental leave, with the RDAA saying its rules were contributing to rural doctor shortages.

Dr Megan Belot
Dr Megan Belot.

At issue is the means testing used to access welfare payments up to $155 a day to a child’s birth or adoptive mother for up to 90 days of leave.

Eligibility is based entirely on the income of the