Co-payment being used to bring down Abbott

Queensland Liberal MP Mal Brough broke ranks last night and called on his party to dump the co-payment, saying the policy didn’t make economic or health sense. 

“The biggest single expenditure in health is in fact not GPs, it’s not the Medicare rebate, it is in fact hospitals,” Mr Brough said. 

“I am suggesting to the government that we should be taking the co-payment off the table full stop.”

Mr Brough later