Equity in health for the people of rural, regional and remote Australia

08 February 2011

Four key Budget priorities for 2011-12: strong financial support for Medicare Locals in rural and remote areas with flexible funding allocations commensurate with responsibilities and local need; mental health measures to provide locally for people in smaller towns and communities; new investment in aged care services in rural and remote communities; and action on better oral health and dental care, especially through workforce initiatives.