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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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26 March 2014 - The Alliance was the first body to appear at a public hearing of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health in relation to the Committee's inquiry into skin cancer in Australia (Tuesday 25 March.

The Alliance's purpose was to ensure... More
26 March 2014 - One of the very special events in Canberra on Close the Gap Day (Thursday 20 March) saw a Statement of Intent signed jointly by 24 national allied health organisations. The Statement and its formal signing were organised jointly by the peak national body... More
A new info graphic on risky drinking was released today.
25 March 2014 - A new infographic and fact sheet on risky drinking in rural Australia has been released... More
18 March 2014 - As a participant in the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) on Autism, the National Rural Health Alliance welcomed the launch of the Centre at Parliament House on 6 March 2014. With total funding of $104m the CRC has embarked on an ambitious 8 year... More
12 March 2014 - The NRHA policy team met recently with Neil Thomson, Director of Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and Director-Designate Neil Drew, as part of a three month handover - Neil to Neil - and to... More
03 March 2014 - The Alliance was represented at a recent consultative forum to discuss the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement and its role in the delivery of PBS medicines and professional... More
03 March 2014 - It is understood that the Commission of Audit has provided a report to the Abbott Government and people in rural and remote areas will be anxious to know what its recommendations will mean for them. The Alliance made a... More
21 February 2014 - A new element was added to the already impressive CV of Tom Calma yesterday with his inauguration as Chancellor of the University of Canberra. He is the first Aboriginal man to hold such a position in Australia. The inauguration took place immediately... More