Public at risk after incentives dumped

The government expects to save $83.5 million over four years by dumping the scheme and increasing targets for the cervical screening PIP from 65% to 70%, and for the diabetes PIP from 40% to 50%.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said the decision to scrap the immunisation program was a public health risk of the highest order and could “undo a lot of hard work by parents, GPs and other health professionals who promote the importance of immunisation”.

AGPN chair Dr Emil Djakic said it was “very risky” for