Why Senator Hollie Hughes may have a point about private general practice

The Liberal politician asked whether rural GPs should be pushed into hospitals at a parliamentary inquiry last week

The government Senator who suggested “getting rid of private general practices” in rural areas may have a point — even if her language was offensive — it has been claimed.

Dr Horst Herb
Dr Horst Herb.

Long-serving rural GP Dr Horst Herb says that, while he is no fan of Senator Hollie Hughes, major reforms are needed to address the challenges of private practice in rural and remote Australia.

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