This week’s Federal Budget focussed on easing cost of living pressures and there were several key announcements that could impact GPs!

One take-away is that from 1 July 2021, the cost of obtaining COVID-19 tests required to attend a place of work will be tax deductible to employees. This also ensures that these expenses will be exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax for employers who provide tests or reimburse these costs to their employees!

Initiatives within the Federal Budget include $4.9 million to support quality improvement within General Practice, as well as $106 million to provide a permanent committment to Telehealth.

Welcome to 1-2-3 Thursday where we promise to bring you no more than three pieces of highly valuable interesting information, just for you. Please enjoy!

As always, our newsletters aim to keep you informed on the latest news, changes, updates, special announcements and more.


Final Version – Management of COVID-19 in Pregnancy in South Australia 
COVID-19 Positive Women Presenting for Care During or Following Isolation

  • Ending Isolation Requirements – Positive COVID-19 CLICK HERE

Inclusion- ALL WABs Patients who are considered a close contact, within 14 days of contact…

  • Ending Isolation Requirements – Close Contact CLICK HERE

Elective Admission COVID-19 Screening Pathway

Vaccination and Pregnancy Webinar

COVID-19 is more dangerous for women who are pregnant. The best way to reduce the risk is to get vaccinated. Hear from experts who will discuss real-world evidence that has shown that vaccines are safe in pregnancy, with breastfeeding, or planning pregnancy and explain that women can receive the vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.

CV Risk Management in general Practice: Hypertension and Lipids

The management of hypertension and lipids are central to improving cardiac outcomes in patients, but there are a number of myths and misconceptions about the right approach to take. How do we optimise treatment? What can you do to encourage compliance? What’s new?