Election 2016

An overview on the size of the rural and remote population and the current deficit in health spending in rural and remote Australia.

Mental Health

The $112 million deficit in rural and remote mental health spending has very real impacts on rural and remote Australians attempting to access quality, professional care for diagnosis, treatment... more

Remote Health

Regardless of whether you live in a city or in remote Australia, you are equally as likely to suffer from Heart Disease or Type 2 Diabetes. To get the best possible outcomes you will need a range... more

Farm Safety Infographic

In 2015 there were 73 farm fatalities - or 1 death every 5 days - and 1 in 5 of those deaths was a child. Half of all farm deaths were due to incidents with farm machinery, quad bikes and tractors... more

Road Safety Infographic

People in rural and remote areas are significantly over-represented in the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Country people are three times more likely to die as a result of a... more

Mental Health Infographic Thumbnail

Rates of mental illness do not vary much across the country - about 20 per cent of Australians had a mental health problem in the past 12 months. However Medicare expenditure per person is much... more

Spot your community

Spot your community – and see why rural and remote Australia is a great place to live. More than 7 million people live outside the cities and their resilience and resourcefulness is a source of... more

Risky Drinking

A number of health risk factors are considerably worse among the people living in rural and remote Australia than for their peers in the major cities. One of these is the proportions of people in... more

Urban centric health promotion strategies have failed rural and remote Australians.

Health promotion strategies have not been as effective with people who live in rural and remote areas and health risk factors remain much worse. As a result, improvements in health status and life... more