Catherine McGrath

Another great reason to be at the #ruralhealthconf in April as we welcome Catherine McGrath, former SBS Chief Political Correspondent, to the role of Conference MC.

Catherine is one of the country’s leading TV political and international reporters who is now a full time strategic media consultant, public speaker, MC and media trainer. In 2001 Catherine was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for Services to Society through Journalism.

What qualities do we need in a rural health commissioner?
As the rural health sector waits to find out who Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner will be, we question can the Commissioner actually be all things to all people?
During CouncilFest 2016 five key priorities were agreed by Council to set the direction for the Alliance and to help create measurable objectives for rural and remote health.
 Janine Mohamed,  Martin Laverty and Geri Malone seated at the National Press Club in Canberra
On 22 November 2016, the National Rural Health Alliance presented its first National Press Club Address, 'Fixing rural and remote health'.
The little book of rural health numbers
A recent report from the AIHW shows that some groups in Australia are at much higher risk of smoking or being exposed to second-hand smoke than others...