'It's heartbreaking': Why some female GPs are putting family plans on hold

GP registrars are left out of both employer-based schemes and the Federal Government's paid parental leave program, says Dr Sarah Bailey

Some female GP registrars with no paid parental leave say they can't afford to have children because they are denied access to the Federal Government’s parental support scheme.

Dr Sarah Bailey.

There are now demands from doctors' groups to overhaul the means testing used to access welfare payments of $1510 per fortnight to a child’s birth mother for up to 90 days of leave.

Dr Sarah