GP Access founder Annette Carruthers backs Labor leader Anthony Albanese's election funding pledge

Michael Parris
Updated January 3 2022 - 6:07pm, first published 5:20pm

GP Access co-founder Dr Annette Carruthers has welcomed Labor's election pledge to fully fund a service she says is taking the strain off the Hunter's hospitals as they deal with record numbers of COVID patients.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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