Senators call for 'substantial' Medicare rebate boost to help GPs

Only last month, Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes said GP pleas for support were 'self-serving'

Senators have backed repeated calls from doctor groups for a "substantial" boost to Medicare rebates across all GP consults as the best way to solve doctor shortages.

Senator Hollie Hughes
Senator Hollie Hughes.

The declaration was made in an interim report from a Senate inquiry that had been investigating GP and primary care services in rural and outer-metro areas.

The same inquiry made headlines