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Rural voters left in dark on health

Wednesday, 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 have summarized clearly and comprehensively how they plan to... More

Wednesday, 1 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...
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Tuesday, 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,...
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Thursday, 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....
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Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry
Wednesday, 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...
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Budget 2019-20
Wednesday, 3 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...
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019
The priority recommendations from the 15th National Rural Health Conference can be found here - Recommendations For information about the Sharing Shed read our recent Media Release:  You can also view the full list of...
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30 April 2014 - The review of mental health services and programs currently being conducted by the National Mental Health Commission includes a particular focus on the challenges for regional, rural and remote Australia and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
23 April 2014 - There has been considerable speculation about what might be in the Federal Budget (13 May). Some of the attention has been on the future of Medicare Locals. The Alliance is on the public record as saying that what matters are some principles which,... More
08 April 2014 - The Alliance has had an article published in the April edition of The Health Advocate, a journal of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). The authors (Lesley Barclay and Penny Hanley) point out that health service managers can... More
08 April 2014 - The April 2014 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes. Topics addressed include: the... More
08 April 2014 - The National Rural Health Alliance has taken home two awards at the ACT Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Awards night in Canberra. The Alliance won the In-House Meeting Member Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and the Education Award (jointly... More
02 April 2014 - Health problems linked to food and diet now affect a high proportion of Australia’s population. These include conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers as well as overweight and obesity – health risk factors of particular concern... More
01 April 2014 - The Alliance was represented at the Rural Pharmacy Forum on 14 March, part of APP 2014, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia's Annual National Conference, held on the Gold Coast (13-16 March). In order to provide those living in rural areas with 'medicines... More
Joining Friends is now easier than ever! Join online today!
28 March 2014 - It’s now easier to become a part of the growing network of Friends of the Alliance - with a new secure online membership portal open today. Friends of the Alliance are people and organisations from all walks of life and all parts of Australia who support... More