What’s at stake in health in this year’s election is summed up neatly in an article in the Brisbane Times this morning on the performance of one of the government’s GP super clinics, operating in Strathpine on Brisbane’s northern outskirts.
Local doctors are complaining that they’re losing patients because the centre bulk bills. It’s political, claim the medicos. Local MP Peter Dutton, the opposition’s shadow on health, wants to see the centre shut down.
Update: In other news, Tony Abbott promises parents a tax rebate on private school fees.