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NAIDOC Week 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

Only when we listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices will we be able to deliver health solutions that will succeed

The National Rural Health Alliance has joined many Australian individuals and organisations to endorse the Uluru Statement from the... More

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Monday, 1 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 grassroots input and support to the work...
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Gabrielle O'Kane
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Australia’s peak body for rural, regional and remote health, the National Rural Health Alliance, has appointed rural clinician Dr Gabrielle O’Kane as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr O’Kane, a dietitian, comes to the job with 35-plus...
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Remote Area Nurse Vanessa Page, Noonkanbah Pastoral Station
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance is seeking input from rural and remote health professionals who would like to share their story about how their work makes a difference in rural, regional or remote Australia. The Alliance is developing a...
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Mark Diamond and Mark Coulton
Monday, 24 June 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance has met with the new Federal Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government in the Coalition Government, Mark Coulton, to urge him to focus on improving rural health services....
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019
What impact has Medicare had on rural Australia? Editor in Chief Prof Russell Roberts charts Bob Hawke's contribution and asks these question in his editorial. Vale Bob Hawke "One of his many major reforms was the introduction of Medicare....
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Mark Diamond, Minsiter Greg Hunt, Dr Jo Walker
Friday, 14 June 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance will help ensure rural health is central to the Federal Government’s proposed 10-year Primary Health Care Plan. National Rural Health Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, and Director of Strategy and Policy...
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11 June 2019 - Congratulations to Royal Far West, CEO, Lindsay Cane, who was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to community health, particularly in regional areas” in the Queen’s Birthday... More
Partyline
31 May 2019 - The May 2019 issue of Partyline is now on  the website. From preconception to young adulthood, from parenting a premature infant in a rural area to keeping children safe on farms, this issue of... More
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15 May 2019 - With just days left until the Federal election, the Alliance says there is no clear policy winner when it comes to promises for improving the health of people living outside capital cities. “We’ve had bits and pieces announced but none of the major parties... More
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13 May 2019 - At this month’s National Aged Care Alliance (NACA) face-to-face meeting two important propositions were passed that may well be a harbinger of things to come. The propositions were that two special interest groups be... More
01 May 2019 - The National Rural Health Alliance launched its 2019 Election Charter:  Rural Health Matters! in Parliament House. Tanya Lehmann highlighted the need for policy planners to understand that the normal market models for supplying services did not apply... More
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23 April 2019 - An incoming Federal Government needs to immediately address the critical shortage of allied health professionals in rural, regional and remote Australia if the nation is to have any hope of making healthcare accessible to those regions, the National Rural... More
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11 April 2019 - The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister for Senior Australians, Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt, for $2m to support the work of the Remote Aged Care Workforce Accord.  See Minister's... More
Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry
10 April 2019 - A study focussing on the training and development needs of mental health service providers, consumers and carers in rural Australia has revealed that more training and development opportunities need to be provided closer to where people live. 393 people... More