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Resources for people in bushfire-affected communities

Monday, 6 January 2020

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the recent bushfires across the country and we acknowledge all of those who are working hard, either in a professional or volunteer capacity, to respond to the fires.

Below is some information from Alliance members and the health sector that may... More

Position Statement Climate Change and rural health
Tuesday, 24 December 2019
It is the Alliance’s position that climate change poses a significant and enduring threat to health in the 21st century. A national commitment to the climate and health policy agenda is urgently required to protect human and...
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Monday, 2 December 2019
The latest issue of Partyline, the Alliance’s flagship online magazine, is now available here. The theme is connectivity in rural and regional Australia. Connectivity can obviously refer to digital connectivity, and that’s why Partyline...
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Thursday, 14 November 2019
The Alliance is pleased to highlight nine personal stories from medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia. These rural doctors diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, and prescribe medications and...
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Monday, 28 October 2019
“If you cast your mind to the word ‘paramedic’ in the future, don’t just think about the ambulances rushing around the city doing the fantastic work that they do. Don’t just think about the TV shows. Remember that somewhere out in the...
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Friday, 27 September 2019
The Vision of the National Rural Health Alliance is healthy and sustainable rural and remote communities, and as such we recognise the severe risks that man-made climate change poses to this. Climate change is one of the most pressing...
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Congratulations to Lindsay Cane AM for winning the Third Sector CEO of the Year award last night! Lindsay is the CEO of Royal Far West, one of the Alliance’s Member Bodies, that works to connect rural and remote Australian children...
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20 September 2019 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is the focus of the September 2019 issue of Partyline. Several articles address the workforce required to support health services for Aboriginal and... More
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12 September 2019 - At the Alliance’s 28th Annual General Meeting this week in Canberra, Tanya Lehmann was re-appointed Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance.  The AGM was held as part of the Alliance’s annual face-to-face meeting known as ‘CouncilFest’. Viney... More
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22 August 2019 - The August 2019 issue of The Australian Journal of Rural Health presents the latest research on this challenging topic. Guest editors for this issue, Dr Evelien Spelten (La Trobe... More
Tim Fischer
22 August 2019 - The National Rural Health Alliance is saddened to hear of the death of The Hon Tim Fischer.  Tim was country through and through.... More
Rachel Yates
30 July 2019 - Rachel Yates (ACT representative) Following the recent election of a new Advisory Committee for Friends of the Alliance, the Committee has elected one of its ACT members, Rachel Yates... More
Allied health fact sheet and personal story
29 July 2019 - Over the next month the National Rural Health Alliance will be releasing series of health workforce factsheets that show the number of health professionals working in rural, regional and remote areas per capita compared to major cities. The factsheets... More
We are hiring!
23 July 2019 - The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is seeking a Manager, Media and Communications with strong writing and contemporary communication skills to manage the Alliance’s media and communication activities. The role will assist the organisation... More
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06 July 2019 - Friends of the Alliance has elected a new Advisory Committee to lead it through the next two years.  The new Committee will represent all States and Territories in Australia and provide valuable... More