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March 2017


First National Rural Health Commissioner a step closer

20 March 2017

Media release

The appointment of Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner is a step closer.


Coalition tackles local GP shortage head on

17 March 2017

Media release

Steps towards solving the shortage of GPs in the Woy Woy area have been announced after a public forum was called in response to concerns raised by residents and local GPs.


Minister Gillespie discusses Australia’s response to radiological emergencies

16 March 2017

Media release

Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, attended the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council meeting at Victoria’s State Control Centre.


Dairy industry tackles food and obesity issues

16 March 2017

Media release

Federal Assistant Health Minister and Minister responsible for food policy, Dr David Gillespie, congratulated Australia’s dairy industry for the role it is playing in helping to tackle the nation’s obesity challenge.


$31 million boost to student training opportunities at James Cook University

07 March 2017

Media release

Medical students in Mackay will receive greater opportunities to train under the Australian Government’s continued investment in the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.


Coalition to deliver more doctors for regional and rural Australia

06 March 2017

Media release

Hundreds of new junior doctors are set to experience work as a general practitioner in regional and rural Australia through a new Australian Government initiative.


Federal Coalition Government boosts funding for Tamworth Health Precinct

03 March 2017

Media release

The Tamworth Health Precinct has been given a further boost thanks to the Australian Government’s announcement that Newcastle University is investing $29.24 million under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.


Dementia Support Services in Tamworth

03 March 2017

Media release

Federal Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie joined Local MP and Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce in Tamworth at a local event promoting dementia services available to the community.

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