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Neil Mitchell grills Treasurer Scott Morrison over the federal budget

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Scott Morrison has denied the latest budget will cause the cost of going to the doctor to rise.

On Tuesday, the Treasurer announced that Medicare rebates will be frozen at $37 until 2020.

But Mr Morrison told Neil Mitchell it was just a continuation of an existing policy.

‘I would expect doctors to continue to do what they have been doing because this is a continued pause,’ he said.

Mr Morrison also explained changes to superannuation, which he said would raise $6bn. 

But Neil thinks there will be two unintended consequences arising from the budget.

‘The price of going to the doctor will increase, and I think the housing market will be affected as people move away from superannuation,’ he said.

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