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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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12 October 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance today highlighted the startling figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020. The report shows that people in... More
11 October 2018 - Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing collaboration between the... More
11 October 2018 - The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health issues in rural... More
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09 October 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing. But... More
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03 October 2018 - The September 2018 issue of Partyline has just hit the website, and is full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. Articles are organised under sections of:
Rural Health Policy;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health;... More
24 September 2018 - Once a year the National Rural Health Alliance’s now 37 member Council gathers in Canberra to review the progress we have made as an Alliance, set new directions and strategies, and on the third day visit as many Parliamentarians as possible to make... More
My Health Record privacy is strengthened
01 August 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen the privacy provisions of My Health Record – Australia’s online health summary system. Alliance CEO Mark Diamond says last night’s announcement to amend My... More
Alliance calls for sugar tax
26 July 2018 -   The National Rural Health Alliance has joined a growing number of health organisations calling for a tax on sugary drinks.  In its recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia's obesity epidemic, the Alliance supports all eight... More