In the lead-up to the Federal Election 2013, the NRHA’s Election Charter provided background on some of the urgent issues in rural and remote health and the various topics ('domains') in which the new government should act to address them. Based on the Election Charter, the NRHA produced an Election Scorecard to provide a graphical overview of the extent to which the three major party groupings committed to program decisions and principles to help reduce rural health inequities.
The Scorecard (below) records the ranking of the major parties as at 6 September 2013. The scores for the ALP and the Greens were from responses specifically received from those two to the NRHA's 35 questions. The Coalition opted not to respond, with the score being allocated on the basis of public announcements made by the Coalition in the campaign period.