Date: 12 May 2021
The Federal Budget 2021–22 was released on 11 May 2021. The 2021–22 Budget is heavily focused on post-pandemic recovery, with an emphasis on job creation and funding for essential services.
The Budget included the following funding allocations:
- $17.7 billion for aged care
- $2.3 billion for mental health care and suicide prevention
- $1.8 billion for primary healthcare
While this funding is welcomed by the RACGP, there remains a need for greater investment to support broader general practice patient services.
The RACGP will continue to advocate strongly on behalf of our members as part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook and as we approach a Federal election, and we are actively engaging the Federal Government to develop a model for meaningful investment in general practice.