Media Releases

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


Release Date: 12 November 2015

Anyone with an interest in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for health professionals and who can be in Hobart on Monday 23 November should attend the Roundtable meeting being held at the Bahai Centre, 1 Tasman Highway, from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

The meeting will ensure that a Tasmanian perspective is included in further information and networking activity about rural CPD.

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Release Date: 27 October 2015

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) has welcomed Minister Nash's release of the Implementation Plan relating to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

Gordon Gregory, NRHA CEO, said that anticipation of this plan of action had been one of the priorities discussed with Parliamentarians at the Council meeting in Canberra as long ago as September... read more


Release Date: 21 October 2015

A Conference in Alice Springs next April will make the case for governments in Australia to invest more heavily in social, community and health care for children in rural and remote areas.

'Caring for Country Kids' means ensuring that in more remote areas our children are well provided with education, social and community care, development opportunities and good food as well as high... read more