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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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25 January 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance would like to encourage people living in rural and remote areas of Australia to share their experience with out-of-pocket medical costs by participating in a short survey. Out-of-pocket costs refer to additional costs... More
12 January 2018 - If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as personal care workers... More
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18 December 2017 - Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of telephone and... More
30 November 2017 - Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in... More
Poverty fact sheet
24 November 2017 - The National Rural Health Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian... More
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15 November 2017 - On 31 October, 2017 representatives from the National Rural Health Alliance joined colleagues from COTA and Consumers Health Forum of Australia to speak at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee on the value and... More
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26 October 2017 - A new report prepared by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health has revealed a growing divide in health and wellbeing between children in remote Australia and their peers in urban areas. The publication, prepared for... More
In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia.
20 October 2017 - In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural... More