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    The Drum is in the Western New South Wales town of Dubbo to learn about the health divide between Australian cities and country.

    Kathryn Robinson will speak to local health workers and residents to find out hard it is to see a GP, and why the tyranny of distance can mean life or death in an emergency.

    Our panel include:

    • Donna Jeffries, Executive Manager, Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation

    • Professor Ruth Stewart, National Rural Health Commissioner

    • Danica Leys, CEO NSW Country Women’s Association

    • Michael Whaites, Manager of Public Health at the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association

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