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'
Senator Hollie Hughes
Senator Hollie Hughes.

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.

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.