Don’t play politics with the NDIS

There was a very real threat of losing entire specialties including obstetrics and neurosurgery.

With internationally portable qualifications, our highly trained proceduralists were threatening to brain-drain to foreign shores. Our medical indemnity premiums were set to skyrocket to unaffordable levels.

After several years of intense lobbying and negotiation, the situation was salvaged and stabilised. Young doctors graduating these days would have no idea how close we came to the precipice.

Yet there was