Media Releases

Release Date: 29 March 2023

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) congratulates the Government, the National Rural Health Commissioner and all the professional bodies that have worked together to release the National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework 2023–2027...

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Release Date: 24 March 2023

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) – which stands for 30 per cent of Australia’s population – will work with its 47 Members as a united voice to advocate for sustainable and affordable health services across Australia.

These sentiments were expressed at the Alliance’s first Council Meeting of 2023 hosted on 23 March 2023 at the nbn office in Sydney.

“The education...

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Release Date: 22 March 2023

The National Rural Health Alliance is pleased to be a founding member of the National Alliance for Regionalisation initiative to ‘Rebalance the Nation’ and congratulates the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) for their historic strategy.

The National Alliance for Regionalisation aims to better position the nation’s regions to reach their...

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Release Date: 02 March 2023

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) applauds the commitment and leadership of Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health, Dr Anne Webster, demonstrated by holding the Regional Health Workforce Summit at the Mildura Sporting Precinct in Victoria on 1–2 March 2023.

The Alliance was pleased to see the summit bringing together peak bodies and health practitioners from...

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Release Date: 02 February 2023

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the call from New South Wales (NSW) Premier Dominic Perrottet for a new federal health accord to drive shared policy responses to unsustainable pressures on public hospitals and primary care systems. 

The Alliance congratulates Premier Perrottet for his willingness to work with the federal government to review legislation...

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Release Date: 18 January 2023

The latest statistics on the production of principal agricultural commodities – including cereal and broadacre crops, horticulture and livestock – released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week raise concern about the implications for rural and urban Australia.

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is concerned at how the La Niña weather cycle during 2021–22...

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Release Date: 11 January 2023

Research plays a vital role in driving the development of initiatives, approaches, policy and funding to improve healthcare accessibility and wellbeing, especially for communities living in regional, rural and remote Australia. 

It is an essential component in the effort to advance rural health reform and achieve equitable outcomes for rural populations.

As a step towards...

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Release Date: 02 November 2022

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is deeply concerned by the severe floods experienced across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania and expresses sympathy to the rural, regional and remote communities affected by them.

“The Alliance is concerned about the impact the inclement weather will have on rural and urban centres and their communities, including food shortages,...

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Release Date: 26 October 2022

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the initiatives for rural, regional and remote health outlined in the Federal Budget 2022–23. However, it is disappointing that the Budget fails to deliver the significant investment and innovation required to meaningfully address the health access challenges facing rural communities.

The Alliance CEO Susi Tegen...

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Release Date: 27 September 2022

Australia’s peak body for rural, regional and remote health, the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has appointed Susanne (Susi) Tegen - an advocate for rural communities, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Susi Tegen has lived and worked in rural and remote Australia for most of her working life while living in rural South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Australian...

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