The case for better health care
The Alliance is calling for an incoming government to commit to four priorities which will directly improve the health and wellbeing of rural people in Australia.
People in rural, regional and remote Australia experience worse health outcomes, have less access to services and are exposed to increased health risks. Service access data reveals... more
An overview on the size of the rural and remote population and the current deficit in health spending in rural and remote Australia.
The $112 million deficit in rural and remote mental health spending has very real impacts on rural and remote Australians attempting to access quality, professional care for diagnosis, treatment... more
Regardless of whether you live in a city or in remote Australia, you are equally as likely to suffer from Heart Disease or Type 2 Diabetes. To get the best possible outcomes you will need a range... more
In 2015 there were 73 farm fatalities - or 1 death every 5 days - and 1 in 5 of those deaths was a child. Half of all farm deaths were due to incidents with farm machinery, quad bikes and tractors... more
People in rural and remote areas are significantly over-represented in the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Country people are three times more likely to die as a result of a... more
Rates of mental illness do not vary much across the country - about 20 per cent of Australians had a mental health problem in the past 12 months. However Medicare expenditure per person is much... more
Spot your community – and see why rural and remote Australia is a great place to live. More than 7 million people live outside the cities and their resilience and resourcefulness is a source of... more
A number of health risk factors are considerably worse among the people living in rural and remote Australia than for their peers in the major cities. One of these is the proportions of people in... more