ALP announcements today (courtesy of ABC News) include some good news for Canberrans who are sick of having to wait a week (or more) to see a GP who doesn’t even bulk bill. They’re going to build a GP Super Clinic, providing after-hours bulk billed GP services to reduce the pressure on hospital emergency departments. There’s also a bucket of money for roads infrastructure that will somehow help reduce housing prices (don’t know how that works?).
Personally, I’d rather see the roads money spent on public transport infrastructure (light rail, anyone?), but VERY pleased to see that someone is ready to do something about the serious shortage of GP services in Canberra. We may be the nation’s capital, but the real people who really live here do need real doctors, just like in every other city.