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It’s time to care…

Federal Election Campaign 2022

It’s time to care…

Federal Election Campaign 2022

About the campaign

Time To Care is the RACGP’s Federal Election Statement and strategy that calls on the Federal Government to recognise and act on the need for greater investment into comprehensive and coordinated care through achievable reforms.

GPs are ready for the challenges ahead, but we need a strong commitment now from the Federal Government to make sure that GPs are available where they are needed, can meet the challenges of the future, and can work in the health systems of tomorrow. 

Message from President, Dr Karen Price

Patients deserve the best healthcare possible no matter who they are or where they live. GPs and general practice teams are the cornerstone of the system providing that care.  

Time to Care is a grassroots campaign, to ensure that the voices of GPs and patients can be heard, and to advocate for real recognition and action. GPs need time to care for our patients during consultations as we work with them through the complexities of health care.

Here is where you can learn more about the campaign, how to get involved, find resources that support our asks of government, media links to the coverage that Time to Care has achieved, and real-life patient and GP stories that support the need for further investment into general practice.

It’s time for reform. It’s time for more investment. It’s time for care.

Dr Karen Price
RACGP President

What we are asking

The RACGP has identified funding initiatives which will significantly improve the healthcare of Australians and ease the burden on hospitals under pressure while delivering significant economic benefits.

Our asks include:

Get involved

We’ve developed a range of resources to support members who wish to advocate at a local level.

Advocacy resources

Access RACGP’s priority leaflets, templated letters and advocacy guide.

Federal election statement

Learn more about the rationale and detail of each of the RACGP’s priorities.

Social media tiles

Download our social media tiles to share on your social media platforms

Get involved in the Federal Election campaign.

  • Meet with your local MP
  • Learn about advocacy training, including MP engagement training and media training
  • Get the latest updates on the campaign

Read about what we’re doing!

The media launch of Time to Care in January 2022 resulted in extensive national coverage across the print, television, radio and digital with over 400 media mentions across Australia.