Labor promises $970m investment in Medicare and general practice ahead of final week of election
- The Australian Medical Association (AMA) sees Labor’s pledge in general practice and Medicare as a way to strengthen the primary care sector.
- Labor Department says the investment will improve patients’ access to GPs during and after business hours.
- The funding will allow GP practices to apply for grants for bigger grants.
- Meanwhile, territory and state leaders encourage the federal government to increase the funding guarantee from the commonwealth.