Turf war: AMLA and SBOs

Since the changeover from divisions to Medicare Locals last year, SBOs have wound up or changed their business models to continue without Commonwealth funding.

But it remains unclear which body would take the role of coordinating MLs and state governments, as the AMLA assumes a state liaison role but MLs become members of new-look SBOs.

John Rasa, CEO of General Practice Victoria (GPV), which is changing its name to Network Health Victoria, said the alliance refused to sign an agreement in