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How Australia’s covid-19 vaccination rollout affects GPs

According to the Epidemiology and Covid-19 vaccine roadmap, GPs will not be among the first to receive the long-awaited vaccines. Comments from the RACGP President, Dr. Karen Price, shone a light...

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RACGP backs GP-led role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) welcomes government confirmation that GPs will be at the forefront of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.At a press conference with M...

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AMA welcomes appointment of Professor Paul Kelly as new Chief Medical Officer

​AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid, today welcomed the appointment of Professor Paul Kelly as the new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Australian Government.“The role of CMO is critical, particula...

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ACRRM welcomes extension to the Rural Procedural Grants Program

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) welcomes the Government’s extension to the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP), asserting its importance in supporting Rural Generalis...

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Attracting (and keeping) Australia's rural health workers

​Supporting more health workers to remain in rural and remote Australian communities is about helping them settle in socially, as well as professionally.Australians in rural and remote areas have p...

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What keeps IMGs in rural areas after their 10-year moratorium?

​Some overseas-trained GPs move to major cities after their mandatory rural work, but others stay on and put down roots. What makes people stay?For international medical graduates (IMGs) settling i...

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Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

Also known as "JobKeeper 2.0" The Government announced on 21 July 2020 that it will extend the JobKeeper payment until 28 March 2021, and will target support to employers who continue to be sign...

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Government restricts telehealth MBS access to a patient’s regular GP

The RACGP has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision, which comes after months of strong college advocacy. Patients will now only be able to access telehealth services under the Medicare Ben...

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Mass testing and ‘ring fences’: Victoria’s stage three COVID-19 response

As a community transmission-fuelled outbreak threatens to get out of control and suburbs are locked down, newsGP explores containment efforts and general practice’s role in stopping the spread. ...

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The easing of travel restrictions in each state and territory and how this impacts work for Locum GPs

As the spread of coronavirus seems to be curbed in most states of Australia, the restrictions set by Australia’s federal, state and territory governments are starting to ease, including travel. We ...

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