So, for all those that read my newsletter last month about Medibank Private refusing to recognise newly qualified massage therapists as providers, now we know why: a massive fraud has been perpetrated against MP by ‘happy ending’ brothels advertising remedial massage therapy. You can read the rather sordid details below, including the rather amusing point that much of the scam was discovered by trawling ‘punter sites’ which rate and review brothels and sex workers. ┬áTruly, a state or national registration system of Massage Therapists cannot come too soon. And get rid of the dodgy massage schools and ‘online courses’ while you’re at it. (learn massage online? seriously?) Let’s hope this provides some impetus to get it done.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/medibank-private-health-fund-paid-rebates-for-brothel-therapies-rort-20131123-2y2uc.html