RACGP to push for removal of ‘dollar limit’ for CPD

A spokesman for Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said that although continued education was vital to keeping doctors up to date, “the Gillard government wants to ensure that self-education expense deductions are used appropriately”.

“While we value the investments people make in their own skills, under the previous arrangements deductions were unlimited and provided an opportunity for people to enjoy significant private benefits at taxpayers’ expense,” he said.