Media Releases

Release Date: 15 March 2016

The Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, will formally launch A World of Rural Health (AWoRH) in Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.  It will confirm Australia's place as one of the leaders of the international rural and remote health community.

A World of Rural Health is coming to Cairns in April 2017 and will include both the 14... read more


Release Date: 10 March 2016

The Board of the National Rural Health Alliance is delighted to announce the appointment of Kim Webber as Interim CEO of the 36-strong peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. Kim will take up her position on Monday 4 April.

Longstanding CEO Gordon Gregory informed the Board last year of his decision to retire after 23 years leading the organisation.

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Release Date: 01 March 2016

Calling all health clinicians, teachers, carers, managers, researchers and others interested in the health of country kids – have we got a plenary session for you!
The upcoming Caring for County Kids Conference in Alice Springs on 17-19 April will include a special plenary session focusing on the role of technology in enhancing health... read more


Release Date: 08 February 2016

With the Parliamentary year now underway, the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) - like so many others - is talking about tax reform.

"It's another opportunity to consider how best we can ensure the ongoing sustainability of quality health care, aged care, education and social services in rural and remote communities throughout Australia,” said Gordon Gregory, NRHA's CEO.

The... read more


Release Date: 01 February 2016

The funeral of Neil Thomson takes place on 2 February at 2.30pm at the Norfolk Chapel within the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth.

Neil will be much missed. There are few people who have contributed as much as Neil to action to improve the health of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet he established and led for... read more


Release Date: 14 January 2016

Keep the care of country kids close to home!

The Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) and National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) recently released The Australian atlas of healthcare variation.

Numerous recommendations arise from the Atlas, including several relating to paediatrics, such as those concerning... read more


Release Date: 23 December 2015

Alice Springs is set to welcome a first class line-up of Keynote speakers and delegates at the ‘Caring for Country Kids’ conference, 17-19 April 2016 and if you register before 31 January 2016 you can take advantage of the discounted registration fee.

The opening session will hear Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner, talk about a human rights approach to the health and... read more


Release Date: 03 December 2015

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and Regional Arts Australia (RAA) have welcomed the appointment of a special NSW Taskforce to promote health and the arts.  Both organisations value the positive benefits that collaborations between the arts and health sectors can play in promoting good health and wellbeing.

“The NRHA has been a keen supporter of various arts activities... read more


Release Date: 03 December 2015

The Australian Department of Health's new system for classifying rural places was scrutinised by an interested audience of over one hundred at a special information session this week.

Managed by the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), the meeting was an opportunity for interested parties to develop an understanding of how the Modified Monash model (known as MM) works and how if... read more


Release Date: 13 November 2015

United for universal oral health care
The National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) urges Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments to work together to ensure every Australian has access to good oral health care, and offers its support to the Health Minister, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, as she considers health system reform including the future of the Commonwealth’s Healthier... read more