Jim Gillespie writes: The former Labor government’s GP Super Clinics Program has come in for a bashing. The Coalition has derided it as “a total waste of money” and News Corp has dubbed it a “dangerous health care experiment” because it diverted funding from public hospitals.
The former government committed A$650 million to build more than 60 GP clinics, 39 of which are currently operating. Health minister Peter Dutton justified the recent cancellation of three clinics and a review of 12 other proposed sites by likening it to the failures of the pink batts scheme.
But is this a fair assessment? [...]READ MORE