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Labor promises almost $1 billion for Medicare and GPs if it wins federal election

Federal Labor is entering the election campaign home stretch armed with a promise of almost $1 billion in new Medicare and primary-health funding if it wins next weekend’s federal poll, as both leaders prepare for a frenetic final week of campaigning. Key points: The AMA says Labor’s plan would “put general practice on a pathway to a more sustainable future” Both leaders are preparing for a frenetic final week of campaigning ahead of Saturday’s poll The Coalition is promising $20 million for 700,000 high school students to play more sport The pledge consists of $750 million over three years…