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Australian Medical Association state president Michael Bonning questions Albanese government move to attract more overseas doctors to regional centres

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated July 21 2022 - 8:19am, first published 8:15am
EXPANDED PROGRAM: Federal MPs Dan Repacholi, Meryl Swanson and Pat Conroy with Hunter GP Association president Dr Lee Fong in Windale on Thursday. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A national program designed to force overseas-trained GPs to set up shop in remote and rural areas has expanded to cover the entire Hunter region, sparking a mixed reaction from doctor groups.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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