RACGP wants $200m to fix 'inadequate' registrar pay

It comes amid a 20% drop in GP training applicants since 2015

The Federal Government needs to spend almost $200 million to improve the pay and conditions of GP registrars “as a matter of urgency”, says the RACGP.

The college estimates that the disparity between the average GP registrar’s income at the start of their general practice training and hospital-based registrars has reached around $30,000 on average.

Its latest demand, outlined in its pre-budget submission to the government last month, comes amid the 20% fall in the number of