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#CouncilFest in Canberra: a new era for the National Rural Health Alliance

Thursday, 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’.

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Thursday, 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 University) and Professor Oliver Burmeister (Charles Sturt...
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Tim Fischer
Thursday, 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...
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Rachel Yates
Tuesday, 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, as its Chair.  Rachel will become a Member of...
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Allied health fact sheet and personal story
Monday, 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...
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We are hiring!
Tuesday, 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...
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Saturday, 6 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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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
Budget 2019-20
03 April 2019 - The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed $62m to train doctors in rural generalist practice, but the Federal Budget has largely failed to address a critical shortage of allied health professionals for 7million people living outside metropolitan... More
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27 March 2019 - The priority recommendations from the 15th National Rural Health Conference can be found here - Recommendations For information about the Sharing Shed... More