Rural infrastructure grants
Almost $53 million has been allocated over the next three years to fund infrastructure upgrades at more than 175 general practices in rural and regional areas.
GP infrastructure grants is a well-regarded program that the AMA believes has delivered substantial benefits for patients and doctors for relatively minor expense.
The Government said the funds would be used to add consulting rooms and spaces for teaching and training.
“The investment will strengthen the rural health workforce and improve health service delivery in these communities,” the Budget said.