A.C.T. Remains Worst for Bulk Billing


Patients across the country are paying an average of up to $50 out of their own pocket to see a GP as bulk billing is in free fall.

As expected, The ACT has Australia’s lowest rate of bulk billing – at 56.1 per cent and the GP gap fees are on average more than fifty dollars a visit.

Royal College of General Practitioners president Dr Nicole Higgins said the rebate did not reflect the true cost of providing a services and warned the situation would only get worse unless governments backed off plans to charge GP practices up to $800,000 per practice in payroll taxes.

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