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Optometry in rural and regional Australia

Optometry Australia’s Rural Optometry Group (ROG) provides expert advice to the Optometry Australia National Board on rural and regional matters with the aim of:

  • ensuring the continued presence of a sustainable optometry workforce in rural and regional Australia which meets the needs of the community
  • enabling rural and remote optometrists to deliver the highest possible standard of care.

The ROG is an active member of the National Rural Health Alliance, an alliance representing health professionals, service providers, consumers, educators and researchers working in rural and regional Australia. The Alliance is a strong advocate for good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia, with the specific goal of equal health for all Australians by 2020.

Membership

The ROG is a nationally spread expert group with representation from all states and the Northern Territory. Its members are:

  • Dr Phil Anderton (Convenor), NSW
  • Mr Gary Page, QLD
  • Mr Alex Norris, QLD
  • Ms Kellie Gibbon, VIC
  • Mr Cameron Dyson, VIC
  • Mr Steven Davis, TAS
  • Mr Peter McClurg, WA
  • Ms Katherine Jorgy, WA
  • Mr Mitch Hancock, SA
  • Ms Sally Quirke, SA
  • Mr Bill Robertson, NT

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