Mark Butler confident all 58 urgent care clinics will be open this year

The health minister denies he's 'running out of overs' to deliver the promised centres.
Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler.

The Minister for Health and Aged Care has mounted a spirited defence against claims the GP urgent care clinic rollout is behind schedule, saying the delivery “passes the pub test”. 

An ABC News report last week said that fewer than half of the 58 promised urgent care clinics were open, months after what the article claimed was the deadline: 1 July.