'Backroom' pathology deal another blow to GPs

GPs look set to lose out under a deal between pathologists and the government that will place a cap on the rents collection centres pay general practices.

It comes as GPs around the country join a campaign to reverse the Medicare rebate freeze, recently extended to 2020.

Both the RACGP and the Australian Association of Practice Managers have expressed concern about the implications of the deal, announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during an election leaders' debate on Friday evening.

Mr Turnbull says the government