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Rural voters left in dark on health

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

With just days left until the Federal election, the Alliance says there is no clear policy winner when it comes to promises for improving the health of people living outside capital cities.

“We’ve had bits and pieces announced but none of the major parties have summarized clearly and comprehensively how they plan to... More

Wednesday, 1 May 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance launched its 2019 Election Charter:  Rural Health Matters! in Parliament House. Tanya Lehmann highlighted the need for policy planners to understand that the normal market models for supplying...
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019
An incoming Federal Government needs to immediately address the critical shortage of allied health professionals in rural, regional and remote Australia if the nation is to have any hope of making healthcare accessible to those regions,...
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Thursday, 11 April 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister for Senior Australians, Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt, for $2m to support the work of the Remote Aged Care Workforce Accord....
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Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
A study focussing on the training and development needs of mental health service providers, consumers and carers in rural Australia has revealed that more training and development opportunities need to be provided closer to where people...
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Budget 2019-20
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed $62m to train doctors in rural generalist practice, but the Federal Budget has largely failed to address a critical shortage of allied health professionals for 7million people living outside...
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019
The priority recommendations from the 15th National Rural Health Conference can be found here - Recommendations For information about the Sharing Shed read our recent Media Release:  You can also view the full list of...
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10 December 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the report by the Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into the national obesity epidemic, which has accepted most of the Alliance recommendations to provide solutions to this Australia-wide problem.... More
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30 November 2018 - The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia.  Organisations such as the Australian College of Nursing, the Consumers... More
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28 November 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance – Australia’s peak rural health body representing more than 7 million Australians – has welcomed the legislative changes to My Health Record which have passed through Parliament.... More
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28 November 2018 - The November 2018 issue of Partyline is now on the website.... More
Closing the Gap
22 November 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance – the peak advocacy body representing the health needs of 7 million Australians – is joining the 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies that have written to Council of Australian Governments (COAG) First... More
Microscope
20 November 2018 - Improving the health of people in rural, regional and remote Australia will come under the microscope of leading national and international experts in the field at the 15th National Rural Health Conference... More
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29 October 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance has called for the development and roll out of a national obesity strategy, with a focus on communities living in remote rural areas, in a bid to improve Australians’ diets and bring down the high levels of obesity.... More
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17 October 2018 - The viability of rural and remote communities depends on access to quality health services, which, in turn, relies on being able to attract a highly trained, sustainable health workforce. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its trans-Tasman... More