GP registrars furious after promised $30,000 cash payment disappears

Trainees lured to general practice by a 2022 election promise have just learnt they may not be eligible, says AMA Victoria.
Dr Jill Tomlinson. Photo: Twitter.

GP registrars who joined the training program in Victoria have been left fuming, after learning they may miss out on an election promise of $30,000 ‘top-up’ payments.

Ahead of the state election last November, Premier Dan Andrews unveiled a two-year $32 million program “to incentivise doctors to become GPs” through cash payments to enrol in the GP training program.