The GP, the kangaroo, and the $200k payout
Updated Sept 26, 2017: see note below
A practice has been awarded $200,000 in damages after a plane flown by one of its GPs hit a kangaroo on the runway of the local airport.
The Five Star Medical Practice in Port Macquarie, NSW, took legal action in 2015 against the local council for failing to erect a fence around Kempsey Aerodrome to keep kangaroos from leaping onto the airstrip.
Then-practice owner Dr Henry Alterator, who has since retired, was flying from Port Macquarie to Kempsey to have the plane serviced.