National Rural Health Alliance

Think about rural health when you vote

If Australia's rural and remote population was a city, it would be the
LARGEST
city in Australia!

Australian Population Numbers
Rural and remote Australia: Population 7 Million

There is currently a $2 billion deifict for rural and remote health every year.
The last significant boost to rural health funding was 16 years ago!

THE RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH DEFICIT

Medicare deficit: $881 Million
Pharmacy deficit: $850 Million
Dental deficit: $340 Million
Allied Health deficit: $260 Million
Aged Care deficit: $500 Million
Hospital deficit: $829 Million

SO WHAT DO WE NEED?

We need a focus and commitment by the major parties and their candidates to addressing the rural health funding disparity.  We don’t want more funding than those in the city, we just want our fair share of the health budget, and opportunities provided to enable that share to be most effectively used in rural and remote areas.
Give the people of rural and remote Australia their fare share.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Ask your local candidates about what their party is doing to support rural and remote health care.
  • Help us spread the word by sending this information to your family and friends.
  • If there is an appropriate community meeting inyour area, get along and raise this issue. The more people that speak up, the more powerful we are.
  • Decide whether your candidate is committed to the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia before you vote on 2 July.
  • Think about what your local candidates and their parties are saying and doing about rural health services when you make your vote on 2 July

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