Media Releases

Release Date: 09 July 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, said that the appointment of Dr Anne-marie Boxall as the Australian Government’s new Chief Allied Health Officer was good news for rural Australia.

“Dr Boxall is well-regarded across the sector and has an excellent understanding of rural, regional and remote health, including having worked as a senior...

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Release Date: 03 July 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, welcomed the appointment of Associate Professor Ruth Stewart as the new National Rural Health Commissioner.

“Associate Professor Stewart is an excellent choice as she has a long and distinguished career advocating for better health outcomes for people in rural, regional and remote Australia”, said National...

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Release Date: 02 July 2020

Food security in rural, regional and remote Australia has been in the spotlight this week with the National Rural Health Alliance hosting a virtual conversation on Monday as well as highlighting the issue in the latest issue of the Australian Journal of...

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Release Date: 26 June 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, is concerned about proposed changes to the ABC’s emergency broadcasting division.

“The devastating bushfires this summer showed just how important the ABC is as an emergency broadcaster for people in rural Australia,” said CEO Dr Gabrielle O’Kane.

“People rely on the ABC for timely, accurate...

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Release Date: 12 June 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement today that they will extend the office of the National Rural Health Commissioner past its current expiry of 30 June 2020.

“This is a good move from the Australian Government because the work of the National Rural Health Commissioner clearly isn’t over yet,”...

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Release Date: 11 June 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, is calling for the National Cabinet to make addressing racism against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples a priority.

The call comes as Black Lives Matters protests across the country have shone a spotlight on racism, racial profiling, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration rates and...

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Release Date: 28 May 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance and singer-songwriter Josh Arnold are proud to launch ‘Build ‘em up!’, a song written in collaboration with Friends of the Alliance and people in rural and remote communities across Australia.

Josh and the Alliance asked people from...

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Release Date: 28 May 2020

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, will hold a free virtual conversation on food security in rural and remote communities on Monday 29 June at 12 noon, which is now open for registration.

The virtual conversation, “Affordable and nourishing food for rural and remote communities during COVID-19 and beyond”, will feature Professor Danielle...

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Release Date: 25 May 2020

“How humans and the environment interact” is the theme of the 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium’s virtual pre-Symposium session, which is now fully available. It includes a Q&A session with the three keynote speakers, which...

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Release Date: 20 May 2020

What impact do bushfires, COVID-19 and climate change have on rural health?

These are some of the questions asked by guest editors Martin Jones, David Mills and Richard Gray in the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health, which is available now.

National Rural Health Alliance CEO Dr Gabrielle O’Kane said that in addition to looking at timely issues like bushfires...

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