New data suggests GP earnings have risen amid the freeze. How?

GP hourly earnings are rising at double the national average despite the Medicare freeze, survey data indicates.

But morale in the profession has dropped among younger doctors and those nearing retirement, according to an ANZ–Melbourne Institute report into general practice trends released on Wednesday.

The report shows the average full-service-equivalent GP generated $305,287 in Medicare funds in 2014/15, with a further $30,000 coming from other government sources such as the Practice Incentives Program, rural incentive schemes and practice infrastructure grants.