Uni fee hike could trigger GP shortage

The ad sees a mother fail to make a doctor’s appointment for her baby, as she is continually told that every medical practice she calls is booked weeks in advance.

“With the government’s proposed higher education reforms, medical degrees could cost more than $200,000. The Australian Medical Association predicts that higher fees will force many graduates to pursue higher paying specialist careers instead of general practice,” the ad warns.

“That means fewer GPs and longer waiting times, making it harder for you to get an appointment when you need it most.”