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National Press Club debate on the aged care conundrum
Friday, 15 July 2016

Now that the election results are in, one of the most important areas for the new Government to address will be aged care. 

In their National Press Club debate on 13 July 2016, Ian Yates (Chief Executive of the Council on the Ageing), Lee Thomas (Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation) and Paul Sadler (President of Aged and Community Services Australia) discussed the challenges for the aged care sector arising from... More

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Leading rural health researchers from around Australia are preparing to participate in the 5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in Canberra, on 6 and 7 September 2016.  The Symposium is an opportunity for a dynamic line-up...
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Latest infographic asking you to think about remote health before you vote.
Thursday, 23 June 2016
The Alliance has just released the latest addition to its series of infographics highlighting different aspects of rural and remote health. This infographic is the third in the series and focuses on remote Australia - where people...
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Australian Journal of Rural Health June 2016 Issue
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
A survey of Aboriginal traditional bush medicines leads the research papers published in the upcoming June 2016 issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health, the Alliance’s multidisciplinary resource for rural and remote health. Authors...
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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...
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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
02 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, six year old... More
Partyline#55 out now
08 April 2016 - The April 2016 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in... More
Actions to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable children in rural areas
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 directly? The... More
Lessons must be learned from tragedy at Fregon
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 health... More
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

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