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Think about rural health when you vote
Friday, 13 May 2016

The National Rural Health Alliance is encouraging everyone to think about rural health when they vote.

The Alliance is releasing a series of infographics highlighting different aspects of rural health, the first of which is an overview on the size of the rural and remote population and the current deficit in health spending in rural and remote Australia.

This is accompanied by a fact sheet and is available for download along with some... More

Caring for Country Kids key outcomes
Friday, 6 May 2016
Throughout the Caring for Country Kids Conference, delegates were encouraged to visit the Sharing Shed to submit suggestions and recommendations for consideration by the Recommendations Committee and to comment on recommendations submitted by...
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Federal Budget news
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
The National Rural Health Alliance is disappointed that the Federal Budget fails to address the under-expenditure on rural health, which is in the order of $2 billion per year. As the Budget prioritised a Smart Cities Plan that aims to...
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NBN satellite ground station, Wolumla, NSW
Monday, 2 May 2016
The nbn has just announced that its satellite service, Sky Muster™, is now available for sale by broadband retailers in regional, rural and remote Australia. The nbn ran a national competition to name its new satellite and prior to the launch...
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Partyline#55 out now
Friday, 8 April 2016
The April 2016 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in subscribers’ letterboxes.   We need look no further than our children to know how to shape the...
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Actions to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable children in rural areas
Thursday, 31 March 2016
One of the pre-Conference events in Alice Springs on Sunday 17 April will propose actions that can be taken to give a voice to the needs of rural children. Who speaks for the rights of the child and how can children's voices be heard...
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Lessons must be learned from tragedy at Fregon
Thursday, 31 March 2016
  The Australian health sector and the wider community need to understand and learn from the tragedy that took place in Fregon last week. While it is true that personal violence can be experienced anywhere, the working conditions of...
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Caring for Country Kids pre-conference event
28 March 2016 - A special pre-Conference event in Alice Springs will consider some of the hard questions about the wellbeing of children in more remote parts of Australia. Standing up for Country Kids will develop recommendations about how best to give a voice to the... More
A World of Rural Health
18 March 2016 - In Canberra this week the Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, formally launched what will be the most important public event of 2017 for rural, regional and remote health. A World of Rural Health will bring together rural and remote health consumers,... More
15 March 2016 - The Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, will formally launch A World of Rural Health (AWoRH) in Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. It will confirm Australia's place as one of the leaders of the international rural and remote... More
Australia Journal of Rural Health - the road ahead
15 March 2016 - We held a strategic review session for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) at the premises of John Wiley and Son in Richmond, Melbourne, on Friday 4 March. The review was probably overdue. In the last couple of years the business model for AJRH... More
Senate Committee has problems with evidence on marijuana
15 March 2016 - Having made a submission in September last year to the Senate Economics References Committee into the Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impacts, the NRHA was invited to the at a public hearing of the Committee on Friday 11 March. The acoustics of... More
15 March 2016 - Calling all health clinicians, teachers, carers, managers, researchers and others interested in the health of country kids – have we got a plenary session for you!
The upcoming Caring for County Kids... More
10 March 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance congratulates inaugural CEO, Gordon Gregory on his outstanding leadership and achievements after 23 years of dedicated service to rural end remote health. “It is a huge challenge to replace a foundation CEO who has done... More
Dorothy Coombe, National President CWAA with Gordon Gregory, CEO NRHA
29 February 2016 - This week Alliance staff were delighted to host Dorothy Coombe, National President of the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA), for a full-day visit to our office in Canberra.  CWAA is a... More

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