Launch 14 August - Program now available

12 August 2013

The Alliance will be launching its Election Charter and Scorecard at a special event in Old Parliament House on Wednesday 14 August. The program is now available.

Special guest, Tony Windsor, who has committed himself throughout his parliamentary career to the wellbeing of country people, will provide an experienced perspective on Healthy rural and regional communities.

Representatives of the three major parties, Dr Andrew Leigh for the ALP, Dr Andrew Laming for the Coalition and Senator Richard Di Natale for the Greens, will be presenting their health policies.

Lesley Barclay, Chair of the Alliance, will welcome guests to the event.

The Alliance’s 2013 Election Charter, Shining a light on rural and remote health, turns a strong focus on rural and remote health clearly outlined under seven domains. The Alliance is calling on the major parties to make ongoing and new commitments in those seven areas via 35 specific questions which are amenable to Yes/No answers. The Alliance’s Election Scorecard will reflect political commitments announced during the campaign in those seven domains. The Election Scorecard - at http://ruralhealth.org.au/advocacy/election - shows the seven domains and the five questions in each – but without numbers as yet. It will be updated as the parties respond to our approaches and will be re-published with updated results each Wednesday.

Further information about the event in Canberra on Wednesday 14 August can be obtained from kellie@ruralhealth.org.au

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