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National Health Reform Commission proposed

Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Labor Party has announced it will establish an independent Australian Health Reform Commission to develop and oversee a long-term health reform agenda if elected to Government.

Opposition Health Spokesperson, Catherine King, announced the move at a National Press Club address in Canberra, saying... More

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance and Parliamentary Friends of Rural and Remote Health have conducted a rural health forum for Federal MPs and stakeholders in Parliament House to seek the political parties’ positions on a range of...
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Friday, 8 February 2019
A new study released by the Australian National University and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Workers Association has shown the Indigenous health workforce is not growing in line with population growth. The study found...
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Country Women’s Association of Australia President, Tanya Cameron and Dr Jennifer Chambers, who represents the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Rural Surgery Section
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Congratulations to two Alliance Council Members who were awarded Order of Australia Medals as part of the Australia Day Honours. Country Women’s Association of Australia President, Tanya Cameron, was awarded an OAM “for service to the...
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Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Rural communities will gain better access to GP services through initiatives announced in yesterday’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report, but Australia’s peak rural health organisation asks: “Where are the important allied...
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Wednesday, 12 December 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance, Mental Health Australia and Royal Flying Doctor Service has welcomed the findings of a Senate Committee’s Inquiry into Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote...
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Monday, 10 December 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the report by the Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into the national obesity epidemic, which has accepted most of the Alliance recommendations to provide solutions to this Australia-...
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Rural Health Minister Bridget McKenzie addressing the #6rrhss
12 April 2018 - Senator Bridget McKenzie, Federal Rural Health Minister, recently gave the Alliance a large public tick of approval. "Growing up in country Victoria, I share the goals and vision of the National Rural Health Alliance," she told a packed auditorium at the... More
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20 March 2018 - The latest Partyline (out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline) has a focus on the health of children, families and new mothers living in rural and remote Australia. In this issue you will read about... More
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20 March 2018 - “What are my options since codeine was rescheduled?”   ACRRM is working with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), CRANAplus, and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) to ensure that rural doctors and other health practitioners can... More
12 February 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) was represented at a meeting of the Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable in Canberra last week. Nineteen of the twenty groups attending the roundtable are member organisations of the NRHA. The aim of the... More
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06 February 2018 - Codeine rescheduling in rural and remote communities - your questions answered Do you have questions relating to the rescheduling of codeine and associated issues? The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), in partnership with the... More
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01 February 2018 - As of 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine need a prescription.  The National Rural Health Alliance, with support from the Federal Government, is developing specialised information on this change. If you would like to receive more... More
Dont miss these keynotes
31 January 2018 - The 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will celebrate 20 years since the establishment of the first university department of rural health in 1997 and will highlight the research and knowledge that followed this innovation.  It will... More
Mark Diamond screen grab from SBS video
25 January 2018 - SBS television has featured a story on the mental health workforce crisis in rural and remote areas of Australia. The segment, broadcast on 23 January, includes a short interview with Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, as well as interviews with Martin Laverty... More