A right, rural mess: sort out classification

Perhaps he was describing the flawed Australian Standard Geographic Classification — Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) system, given it is the opposite of just about everything a quality rural classification system should be.

RDAA has been raising concerns about the ASGC-RA for years, warning the federal government that — unless amended — it will be the trigger for more doctors leaving small and remote towns.

In January, I again raised our concerns with Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. She genuinely listened, but it was clear the government doesn’t share