Sprogis slams Coalition pledge to pull plug on MLs

POLL: Should the Coalition scrap Labor’s Medicare Locals?

Mr Dutton surprised delegates at the AMA national conference on Friday when, in answer to a question about his plans for MLs, he said: “We won’t continue with the Medicare Local structure”.

He made the remarks after a speech in which he said the Federal Government’s “good intentions have not translated into good policy” and MLs were adding an extra layer of bureaucracy.

The Coalition opposition, which polls suggest will win government at the