Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Questions without Notice

Medicare

2:33 pm

Photo of Nigel ScullionNigel Scullion (NT, Country Liberal Party, Minister for Indigenous Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

(—) (): I have been informed that the demographic is principally overseas doctors who have come from or were trained overseas. I have been informed this is the principle demographic. I haven't said it doesn't involve women at all, but it's not a gender issue. They sit in places where they're unable to get the experience that one of the two colleges would be able to provide them. We think that those particular people in regional and remote Australia should be getting access to a practitioner who has the very best level of experience. We are providing additional funds, as I have just indicated, to ensure they can get access to the training to do that. On the question about whether or not I'll be able to grandfather particular doctors, can I take that on notice? In fact, can we provide you a brief on that particular matter as I am unaware of those matters? (Time expired)I

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