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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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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