Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he is not moved by protests from doctors and midwives upset at changes to the health system.
Doctors have rallied … because they are concerned new super clinics will put an end to the family doctor and drive young general practitioners away from the profession.
Mr Rudd says … “Our job is to govern in the national interest – that means implementing what we said before the election in these critical reform areas, getting on with it … ”
“… we intend to implement that which we said we’d do.”
Protesters say amendments to the Medicare for the Midwives Bill will result in a medical veto over midwifery practice and homebirths …