Price gouging allegations unfounded, medical recruiters say

Greens MP and former locum GP Dr Amanda Cohn said recruiters' fees were too high.
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Charles Cameron. Photo: RCSA website.

Claims that locum agencies gouge hospitals to earn more lucrative commissions are “reckless and unfounded”, the peak body for recruiters says.

GP turned Greens politician Dr Amanda Cohn, who worked as a locum before her election to the NSW upper house last year, accused some recruitment agencies last month of waiting for hospitals to offer crisis rates before accepting job offers.