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A retired doctor has been banned from practice over racist comments made towards Australia's first Indigenous eye surgeon as well as a child patient.
The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal found the medical practitioner, whose name has been suppressed, engaged in professional misconduct after making offensive comments about Indigenous Australians.
'This conduct is unbecoming of a medical practitioner and, in our view, has the potential to bring the medical profession into disrepute,' the tribunal found.
A retired doctor has been banned from practice over racist comments which were made against Australia's first Indigenous eye surgeon and a child patient
In one instance, a couple brought their four-year-old to his practice.
The doctor questioned the child's heritage and refused the parents access to an Indigenous pharmaceutical benefits scheme.
He also sent a racist email to Yuggera, Warangoo and Wiradjuri ophthalmologist Kris Rallah-Baker, who he did not know and had never met.
His email disputed the surgeon's heritage and accused them of using their identity to take advantage of First Nations programs.
When the health regulator opened an investigation into the incident, the doctor said the agency's board was 'a pack of