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fire fighting helicopter over smokey bush fire

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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Partyline screen capture
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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cracked earth
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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Voice Treaty Truth
05 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... More
Gabrielle O'Kane
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 years working in... More
Remote Area Nurse Vanessa Page, Noonkanbah Pastoral Station
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 set of fact... More
Mark Diamond and Mark Coulton
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. Outgoing NRHA CEO Mark... More
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... More
Mark Diamond, Minsiter Greg Hunt, Dr Jo Walker
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 Development, Dr Jo... More
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