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Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley

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By Rhiannon Riches
Assistant Editor

 

Sussan Ley is set to continue as federal Minister for Health.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the new ministry today.

David Gillespie will be appointed Assistant Minister for Rural Health. Mr Gillespie is the Federal member for Lyne and represents the Nationals. He is also a former GP and fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Optometry Australia CEO Genevieve Quilty says she is looking forward to continuing working with Ms Ley and welcoming Mr Gillespie.

‘Given Mr Gillespie’s experience as a health practitioner in rural areas, we look forward to discussing how we can work together to strengthen access to primary eye care in rural and regional Australia,’ Ms Quilty said.

Dan Tehan is Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

There is no longer a Minister for Rural Health, a position previously held by Fiona Nash.

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