Budget 2011: What your colleagues say

Dr Veronique Lajoie

GP, Sydney, NSW

While the GP mental health rebate was useful, that money is probably best spent elsewhere.I do a lot of mental health plans, and the cuts in that area will be a bit of a whack to a lot of GPs… I currently have a real difficulty finding someone to care for crisis patients, and I would rather have better resources than the rebate.

Professor Gavin Mooney

Health Economist, Perth, WA

Where is primary healthcare in the Budget? It is good that the health sector is to get more money, but yet