NRHA in the Media

The National Rural Health Alliance advocates for improved health services and health outcomes for people living in rural and remote Australia through commentary in the media. Here you will find print, audio, online and video content relating to a wide range of rural health issues.

ABC The World Today

ABC Radio - The World Today

David Butt, CEO of the Alliance discusses the role of the Rural Health Commissioner and its potential to improve the health and wellbeing of the 7 million people living in rural and remote Australia

The World Today

 

Crikey Blog

Crikey

CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance, Kim Webber, speaks to Crikey about the $2 billion rural health deficit and the 2016 Federal Election.

Crikey Blog

 

ABC 891 Adelaide

891 ABC Adelaide

CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance, Gordon Gregory, talking to ABC’s Narelle Graham about what can be done to improve the safety of remote area health professionals following the death of remote area nurse Gayle Woodford in South Australia.

Download and listen to mp3 (5.2mb)

ABC 639

ABC North and West South Australia

26 October 2015 Listen to Gordon Gregory and Barbara Vernon, CEOs of the respective organisations, talking (22 October) about children's development and health with Annette Marner on ABC North and West South Australia.

Caring for Country Kids Conference


 

Beaudesert Times

Beaudesert Times

26 August 2015 Fiona Brooke, policy advisor with the National Rural Health Alliance, addressed the 150-strong Country Women's Assocation of Australia National Forum about the scourge of domestic violence across Australia.

Beaudesert Times


 

Riverine Herald

Riverine Herald

20 July 2015 The Alliance is a strong supporter of Farm Safety Week. The Riverine Herald covered our take on why this is such an important issue for rural and remote communities.

Riverine Herald


 

News ABC

ABC News

15 July 2015 The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey found that people living in the bush are more likely to be happy. NRHA CEO, Gordon Gregory, provided comment on the findings.

ABC News


 

The Regional Life logo

Croakey - The Crikey Health Blog

30 June 2015 A review of the role of Physician Assistants in Australia's, and especially rural and remote, health workforce.

Redesigning Australia's Health Workforce


 

The KI Islander

The KI Islander

21 May 2015 The Alliance's recent work to raise awareness of road safety concerns in rural and remote Australia was highlighted regarding rural travel in South Australia

The KI Islander


 

The Regional Life logo

Croakey - The Crikey Health Blog

19 May 2015 - A comprehensive run down of the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin, 24 - 27 May 2015.

All roads leading to Darwin


 

ABC 891 Adelaide

891 ABC Adelaide

7 May 2015 Annette Marner spoke with our CEO, Gordon Gregory, about people living in poverty in South Australia

ABC Adelaide


 

The Regional Life logo

The Regional Life

29 April 2015 Kaylie Beasley of The Regional Life spoke with our CEO, Gordon Gregory, about the 13th National Rural Health Conference being held 24 - 27 May 2015 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

The Regional Life

The Regional Life 2


 

ABC 702

ABC New England North West

25 April 2015 The Alliance CEO, Gordon Gregory, reminded listeners of the need for farmers to protect their hearing after a report in the Australian Journal of Rural Health showed noise pollution was a major agricultural worker hazard.

ABC NENW


 

Daily Liberal

Daily Liberal

21 April 2015 The introduction of Primary Health Networks raises areas of concern for the delivery of health services to people living in rural and remote Australia. The Daily Liberal newspaper covers some of the issues raised by the National Rural Health Alliance.

Daily Liberal


 

croakey the Crikey health blog

Croakey - The Crikey Health Blog

19 April 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance, along with the Consumers Health Forum of Australia, Australian Health Care Reform Alliance and The Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, shared our views on what are the challenges and priorities facing the new Primary Health Networks

Primary Health Networks


 

croakey the Crikey health blog

Croakey - The Crikey Health Blog

16 April 2015 Croakey highlighted the 12 useful questions raised by our CEO, Gordon Gregory, for considering the current current health policy context. 

12 useful health policy questions


 

HPR logo

Health Professional Radio

17 March 2015 Health Professional Radio interviewed Gordon Gregory, CEO of the NRHA, as part of its health supplier segment, on the work of the Alliance in advocating for improved health services and the better health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia.

HPR Interview 1

HPR Interview 2


 

Retail Pharmacy Magazine

Retail Pharmacy

The March 2015 edition of the Retail Pharmacy magazine highlights the impact of reduced health funding on rural communities. Gordon Gregory, CEO of the NRHA, discusses how funding cuts effect the access to health services for people in rural and remote Australia.

Retail Pharmacy article


 

ABC South East

ABC South East 

05 February 2015 CEO Gordon Gergory spoke with ABC South East South Australia about the factors that affect mental health in the bush, as detailed in the latest Fact Sheet from the National Rural health Alliance.

ABC South East 


 

ABC Rural

22 December 2014 The National Rural Health Alliance welcomed the announcement of the Hon Sussan Ley MP as the Minister for Health. CEO Gordon Gregory said "people in rural and remote areas will be delighted". 
ABC Rural 


ABC Bush Telegraph

13 October 2014 The National Rural Health Alliance is teaming with Barkley Regional Arts exStream HeArt event to promote the link between art, health and poverty for people in rural and remote areas. Executive Director Gordon Gregory spoke with Cameron Wilson about the importance of art to reduce the effects of poverty.
ABC Radio National - Bush Telegraph


ABC Radio National Life Matters

24/05/2011 In rural and regional areas about 40% of doctors are trained overseas. A parliamentary inquiry is currently looking at the conditions they face in areas where there's a doctor shortage. Richard Adey talks to Executive Director Gordon Gregory. ABC Radio National Life Matters


ABC National Rural News

11/05/2011 A special Federal Budget extended edition, featuring Jock Laurie from the NFF, Tony Peacocke from the Co-operative Research Centres, and Gordon Gregory from the National Rural Health Alliance. ABC National Rural News


AM with Tony Eastley

23/09/10 "Slow start to negotiations over hung parliament". Ashley Hall interviews Chairperson of the NRHA Jenny May with Antony Green, Nola Maxfield and Tony Windsor. AM Website with transcript and audio recording


The Heath Advocate Magazine

August 2010 Issue Gordon Gregory, Executive Director of the NRHA, details "What exactly is primary health care?" in the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Associations (AHHA) August edition of The Health Advocate magazine. The Health Advocate Magazine Article


7PM Project

28/07/2010 "Rural doctors and the Aussie communities in desperate need of medical attention". 7PM Project Website Video


ABC Bush Telegraph

11/06/2010 Keiren McLeonard interviews Danielle Butler, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute: "Rural Health Challenges". ABC National Rural News


ABC Bush Telegraph

24/03/2010 Michael Mackenzie interviews Gordon Gregory, Executive Director, National Rural Health Alliance: "Doctors back PM‘s rural hospital pledge". mp3 format <1.8MB>


ABC Bush Telegraph

07/08/2009 Michael Mackenzie interviews Jenny May, Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance, on climate change and health. mp3 format <3MB>


ABC Afternoons

09/06/2009 ABC 666 Afternoons presenter Genevieve Jacobs interviews Gordon Gregory and discusses his history with the Alliance and current rural health issues mp3 format <5.2MB>


ABC Bush Telegraph

24/11/2008 First year anniversary of the Rudd Government Exactly one year ago today Australia voted in a new government. But how is Labor faring now the honeymoon is over and is Kevin Rudd taking us in the right direction? In this report: Mike Young, from the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists; Gordon Gregory, executive director of the National Rural Health Alliance; David Crombie, president of the National Farmers Federation. mp3 format <7.6MB>


ABC Radio National

13/11/08 Lack of rural maternity services creates 'desperate' situation Some Australian health bodies say the continuing closure of maternity units in rural Australia has created a situation that is desperate and dangerous. Fran Kelly interviews Gordon Gregory, Executive Director of the NRHA. mp3 format <3.3MB>


ABC Radio

30/02/08 In February 2008 more than a dozen members of the National Rural Health Alliance were invited to attend a Rural Workforce Round Table at Parliament House. ABC reporter Anne Delaney later interviewed CEO Gordon Gregory about the event and what it achieved. This is an account of what he said. mp3 format <4.3MB>


ABC Radio National

23/09/08 Fran Kelly interviews John Wakerman (immediate past Chairman) Blueprint for a new rural health system mp3 format <13.5MB>


ABC Nightlife

30/09/08 Join the Nightlife for a discussion on remote Australia and whether a crisis is pending. Fred Chaney, Chair of Desert Knowledge Australia and former Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister, and Wendy Duncan, West Australian National MP, are in the studio with Tony Delroy. mp3 format <9.7MB>


NRHA Public Seminar 2008

22/09/08 The National Rural Health Alliance holds a public seminar every year in conjunction with the face-to-face meeting of its Council. You can view video and presentations of the seminar by clicking on the link below. Public Seminar 2008 page


WIN News

23/09/08 Erin Molan televised feature and interview with NRHA Chair, Prof John Wakerman, ahead of Council’s meeting with Health Minister Nicola Roxon at Parliament House on 23 September 2008. YouTube Video