‘Wild accusations and no ambition’: ACT Chief Minister savages GPs over payroll tax

GP groups have been fearmongering and do not understand how payroll tax applies, he says.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. Photo: AAP.

The ACT Chief Minister has hit out at GPs, saying they are making “wild accusations” in an attempt to dodge payroll tax and are “lacking ambition” when it comes to bulk-billing.

On Sunday, Andrew Barr announced that practices in the territory would be exempt from payroll tax for two years but only if they bulk-billed at least 65% of patients.