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Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19

Full analysis of the 2018-19 Budget

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

"These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO.

The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and remote Australia.

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My Health Record opt out dates announced
Monday, 21 May 2018
My Health Record is a major government initiative to create an online summary of everyone's health information. All Australians will automatically get a My Health Record by the end of this year, unless they choose to opt out of the...
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Health Budget has new announcements about rural health
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
New funding to attract more doctors to country areas has been welcomed by the National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health. “We are pleased tonight’s Federal Budget allocates $550 million over 10 years to...
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One of three codeine posters available to download
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
People who take medicines containing codeine are changing the way they manage pain.  Since February 1, these medicines are no longer available over the counter. To assist with the transition, the National Rural Health Alliance has...
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Rural Health Minister Bridget McKenzie addressing the #6rrhss
Thursday, 12 April 2018
Senator Bridget McKenzie, Federal Rural Health Minister, recently gave the Alliance a large public tick of approval. "Growing up in country Victoria, I share the goals and vision of the National Rural Health Alliance," she told a packed...
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Partline screen shots
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
The latest Partyline (out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline) has a focus on the health of children, families and new mothers living in rural and remote Australia. In this issue you will read about: the award winning Wide Smiles...
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Laptop with tablets on screen
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
“What are my options since codeine was rescheduled?”   ACRRM is working with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), CRANAplus, and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) to ensure that rural doctors and other health...
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15 September 2017 - It’s been an action packed few weeks here in Canberra having just wrapped up CouncilFest - our annual gathering of Council members. At this year’s event, which ran from 10 – 12 September around 45 delegates met to discuss the key health challenges... More
31 August 2017 - Members of Council representing the 37 member organisations of the National Rural Health Alliance will gather in Canberra on 10 –12 September 2017 for the organisation’s annual CouncilFest. A... More
Friends Chair Chris Moorhouse
07 August 2017 - Following the recent election of a new Advisory Committee for Friends of the Alliance, the Committee has elected Chris Moorhouse as its Chair.  Chris now will become a Member of Council of the National Rural Health Alliance, in which capacity he... More
computer hands desk
07 July 2017 - Having access to clear and reliable information about the performance of internet access is important to all Australians. However, for those living in rural and remote areas it is often critical. These Australians have limited options for connectivity and... More
Partline screen shots
19 June 2017 - Partyline #59, June 2017 is out now at http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/partyline The biennial National Rural Health Conference is the largest and most influential event on the rural and remote health... More
flu-vaccinations
18 April 2017 - The deadly impact of “the flu” and the vital need for vaccination, particularly in rural and remote aged care facilities, is one of the poster presentations planned for the 14th National Rural Health Conference. Presenter Clinton Gibbs, of the Mid... More
Boy getting his ear inspected by female health practitioner
31 March 2017 - With the cost of private health insurance rising again from 1 April 2017, many people are again questioning whether to retain their current level of insurance or whether it is actually worth having private health insurance at all.  If you live... More
Australian Parliament House
31 March 2017 - During the election last year, the Coalition announced their intent to appoint a National Rural Health Commissioner.  This was met with enthusiasm by the rural health sector as a vehicle to drive the urgent work required to improve the health... More