Mixed reaction to PM two years on

Ahead of the second birthday of the Gillard administration, this Sunday, health policy experts have given muted praise to a government which inherited a then advanced range of far-reaching reforms from e-health to Medicare Locals to an attempted Commonwealth funding takeover.

But some GPs approached by MO said a combination of funding cuts in areas such as mental health and a lack of consultation had badly hurt morale and failed to change the perception of a government more concerned with announcements than tangible

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