Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Questions without Notice
Minister, I imagine you'd be aware, particularly given what you just said, that the majority of mental health consultations are provided to low-income Australians who access these as bulk-billed services. These cuts will erode their access, and doctors in all likelihood will need to charge a gap in order to continue providing the service. How does this meet the government's plans to maintain and improve bulk-billing for mental health services?