Liz Marles wins 2012 RACGP election after hard-fought campaign

Dr Marles defeated Perth GP and current chair of the RACGP’s National Standing Committee on Standards Dr Mike Civil, who she congratulated on having been a formidable opponent in a competitive campaign.

Both doctors Marles and Civil established rival websites to promote their message in pursuit of college members’ votes.

“Both Mike and I have put a lot of effort into the campaign and I have done that because I’m really keen to lead the college at this time,” Dr Marles said.

“I think that the college is at a really significant time in terms of change and the focus on primary care. I’m keen to see that GP leadership remains strong and having been the vice-president on college, I feel like I’m in a good position to take it on at this time.

“I really enjoy the advocacy work and negotiating with government and having the opportunity to input at a big picture level because I do