New doctor training scheme to boost bush GP numbers by 400

Up to 400 general practitioners will train to work in regional Australia over the next four years, with the establishment today of the Coalition Government’s Rural Generalist Training Scheme (RGTS) to boost doctor numbers in the bush. The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) will deliver the Government-funded $49.7 million program, with ACRRM…

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New medical school taking shape in Dubbo

Construction of the University of Sydney medical program’s new teaching facilities in Dubbo has begun, with work expected to be completed in October. The first cohort of 24 Year 1 Sydney Medical students (Dubbo Stream) are expected to commence in early February next year. These students will be able to complete all of their four-year…

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Inland Rail jobs on offer in North West NSW

Residents of North West New South Wales are encouraged to take up work on the transformational Inland Rail project with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and Trans4m Rail hiring local workers now for the Narrabri to North Star section. Local member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark…

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Road safety funding en route for Bloomfield Street

School children will be able to safely cross the busy Bloomfield Road in Gunnedah thanks to a $297,000 investment from the Australian and NSW Governments, as part of a $400 million blitz designed to reduce road trauma and save lives. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the…

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Road safety funding en route for Mitchell Highway

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pleased to announce that $4 million is being jointly invested by the Federal and NSW Governments for road safety upgrades along the Mitchell Highway between Nyngan and Bourke. $4 million in funding is en route for road safety upgrades along the Mitchell Highway between Nyngan and…

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Road safety funding en route for Newell Highway

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pleased to announce that $11.6 million is being jointly invested by the Federal and NSW Governments for road safety upgrades along the Newell Highway between Gilgandra and Coonabarabran. More than $11.6 million in funding is en route for road safety upgrades along the Newell Highway between…

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Two local projects share in funding to tackle tough times

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has today announced that two groups in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $100,000 under the FRRR Tackling Tough Times program. Two community projects in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $100,000 in funding under the latest round of the Foundation for Rural…

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