A rare opportunity to boost rural general practice has been blown

It would be criminal for the government to redirect this funding away from general practice or bank the savings — all because of poor administration and poor policy, writes AMA President Brian Owler.

CONTEMPORARY health policy can be categorised as ‘cut funding and shift costs to patients’, as the government tends to heed economic advisers instead of health advisers.

Many health services and programs and organisations are struggling as the government puts the budget bottom line