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GPs reject Bill Shorten’s $200m gift to big business

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The Royal Australian College of GPs is slamming Bill Shorten’s $200-million health policy as a win for the big end of town.

Labor is promising incentives for major pathology companies to bulk-bill blood tests, but critics say pathology already sits at close to 100 per cent.

Newscorp reports it will be highly lucrative for a private equity firm that’s a political donor, and counts former ALP Senator Sam Dastyari as an advisor.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt speaks to the media during a press conference at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AAP Image/Alex Murray) NO ARCHIVING

Health Minister Greg Hunt tells Steve Price it’s a scandal.

“How can Labor justify pouring more than $200 million directly into the pockets of big business and doing nothing for patients?”

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