The $24m white elephant: Just 20 doctors share fees on govt’s cost-finder website

There have not been many fees to compare for the 640,000 people who have visited the website since it launched in 2019.
Senator David Pocock. Photo: AAP.

Almost five years and $24 million of taxpayers’ cash later, only 20 doctors are sharing their fees on the Federal Government’s much touted Medical Costs Finder website.

The revelation came during a budget estimates hearing, as Senator David Pocock questioned why surgeries were more expensive in the ACT than other states.