PSR to make return after 18-month forced hiatus

The hiatus involved the forced resignation of all panel members after it came to light that successive health ministers had failed to consult the AMA, as required by law, on the appointment and reappointment of panellists.

PSR director Dr Bill Coote said a total of 67 medical practitioners had been officially appointed by the new Health Minister Tanya Plibersek last month and he anticipated new committees would be established “over the next two to three months”.

Dr Coote said while he and previous director Dr Tony Webber had been able to negotiate

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