GP who called Indigenous doctor a ‘fake Aboriginal’ struck off after landmark case

AHPRA says it is the first case to make reference to new anti-racism provisions in the National Law.

A GP who called Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist “a fake Aboriginal”, comparing him to “a watered-down bottle of Grange”, has been struck off after what AHPRA calls a landmark case. 

The decision of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal to strike off the GP for at least 12 months followed last year’s National Law changes that added the elimination of racism in healthcare as an underlying principle.