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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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In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia.
20 October 2017 - In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural... More
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20 October 2017 - New data released from the Heart Foundation shows that deaths from heart disease are 60% higher in rural and remote areas of Australia, compared to metropolitan areas. Hospitalisations due to heart attack are double the metropolitan rates and... More
02 October 2017 - Affordable, acceptable and appropriate access to health services for country people was the central theme to emerge at the recent annual gathering of the Council of the National Rural Health Alliance. In his editorial in this issue of Partyline the... More
22 September 2017 - Climate change is increasing the intensity and variability of weather conditions, and this will have direct health impacts for people in rural and remote Australia. The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), in collaboration with leading health... More
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
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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