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The National Disability Insurance Scheme has created significant gaps in 'thin provider' areas, leading to decreased opportunity for therapy and continuity in care for clients forced into a private, market based system where providers are not present.
Clients with a disability... more

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Urban based allied health, nursing and medical students ought to be exposed to positively framed
rural health practice content in their curricula. The content should express rural and remote
practice in a positive manner highlighting the value of rural and remote placements for the... more

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Pollinators around the world are in decline. Without them our crops fail and food becomes scarce. Do not forget that biodiversity, drought and pesticides contribute to wellbeing. If there are missing bits in natural systems it is just like missing services in health systems and correlates with... more

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With remote Australians 35% more likely to die within 5 years of a cancer diagnosis, we recommend more investment into prevention and early detection (screening and symptom awareness/ early diagnosis) programs, as well as easier access to treatment for regional Australians.

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Recommend that there are at least minimal staffing levels in Maternal and Child Health Services in all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities in the interest of improving health and closing the gap This staffing to include a Child Health Nurse and an Aboriginal and/or Torres... more

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The government should announce a roadmap to a universal dental insurance scheme based on a Medicare model as defined in the March 2019 Grattan Institute Filling the Gap Report.

The government should address the under utilisation of existing MBS funded children’s dental services by... more

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breakdown silos: network different departments and agencies into a one stop local presence for local people.

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Each tender distributed by PHNs to include additional funding specifically identified for local health workforce development relevant to the program. This funding can be allocated to meet local identified needs, such as organisations growing their own health professionals (AHWs, NPs,... more

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The rural health deficit will not be improved by applying one-size-fits-all policies and funding mechanisms that were designed through a metropolitan lens.

We call for differential rural and remote health policy that allows for pooling of funding in areas of market failure (or MM3 and... more

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Since the roll out of the NDIS, a crisis has developed in the availability and delivery of disability services in regional and remote Australia. This is due to the thin markets in smaller communities that make delivery of fee for service clinical operations nonviable. In summary, the current... more

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National Cervical Screening Guidelines to change eligibility for HPV self-sampling to once eligible always eligible. Rather than waiting for a woman to become underscreened again (& therefore eligible for self-sampling), once eligible always eligible.

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Improved advocacy and community education /forums about elder abuse in our rural and remote communities.
The research highlights the need for increased service providers, improved networks that may utilise technology to reach the geographically isolated and interagency collaboration to... more

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Upgrade to NBN is essential so we can take advantage of technological opportunities towards improving access.

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That for a research project to be classed as “rural” at least one of the principal investigators should reside in the region, the next adjacent region or a rural or remote region similar to the proposed research. This ensures rural research capacity is developed and the community in question can... more

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Communities to establish place-based planetary health teams.
These could be led by First Nations people where possible, and guided by a range of health professionals, to enhance the health and wellbeing of people and their local, regional and global environment. Teams would learn together... more

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Exploring multidisciplinary approaches to practice and supervision especially for practitioners working with infants, children and families in the early intervention space (submitted for conference delegate)

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Committment to minimum 3 year funding for service provision to enable sufficient time to design, implement and evaluate services to a level that allows both consumer and service provider confidence.

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Being in a state of chronic stress in the early years of life often brought on by the conditions of poverty can lead to serious health effects in later life. Fund and develop systems of advocacy for the knowledge of boots of the ground staff (within ACCHOs etc.) to be elevated within the system... more

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We need to see increased research funds for rural. The effects of drought and climate change on rural population health, is data that will inform planning, for adaptation, including provision of most appropriate infrastructure, staffing in heat waves, water quality and quantity, disaster... more

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Having a local sedation protocol for MRI and other non-painful procedures in children in regional and rural hospitals will enhance the experience of the family by reducing waiting time, travel time to tertiary hospitals and decreasing the need for general anaesthesia!!

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