Thank you! Stop the Co-Pay Cuts

Australian Doctor would like to say a big thank you to all our readers for supporting our Stop the Co-Pay Cuts: GPs make the difference campaign.

Over the four-week campaign we collected  more than 2,500 signature from grassroots doctors and a further 600 from GP practice staff and patients on our petition to end the Abbott Government's controversial co-payment plan.

More than 50 GPs also contributed personal stories to the campaign about the harmful impact a co-payment and cuts to Medicare rebates for consultations would have on their patients.

Last Wednesday Australian Doctor presented a full report of the campaign to key political leaders, including Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Greens Leader Christine Milne.

The report was subsquentially debated during Question Time as Prime Minister Tony Abbott clashed with