Anti-abortion doctor admits to Medicare irregularities

CONTROVERSIAL NSW ear, nose and throat specialist Dr Roland von Marburg has admitted to irregular Medicare billing practices and overservicing during an appeal against a ban on his practice of surgery.

Dr von Marburg, a supporter of long-running anti-abortion protests in the NSW border city of Albury, was suspended in May from performing any surgical procedures whether in private rooms or in a hospital.

The Medical Council of NSW imposed the ban after receiving a complaint from Dr Alastair Mah, executive director of medical services at Albury Wodonga Health, over billing