Australian patients wait too long to see doctor

ONE in five Australians believed they waited too long to see a doctor last year.

Productivity Commission research released this week showed 20% of Australians thought they had waited longer than they should have to see a GP.

One in every 20 said they delayed a visit or did not book one because of cost.

It also showed 85% of GP visits were bulk billed last year, despite concern in the sector of a long-term freeze on Medicare rebate rises.


Young man dies in highway truck rollover

premium_icon Young man dies in highway truck rollover

One man has died in a trucking accident on a western QLD highway.

5 year NAPLAN trends: How every Rocky area school performed

premium_icon 5 year NAPLAN trends: How every Rocky area school performed

These are the Rockhampton schools that have improved their NAPLAN results the most...

Ellie Carter named Reef Champion

premium_icon Ellie Carter named Reef Champion

“When it comes to the management of this country, there’s a lot of emotionally...