Media Releases

Release Date: 12 October 2015

As Anti-Poverty Week begins, the NRHA calls on the Prime Minister not to forget that rural and remote areas need 'new jobs' just as much as the major cities.

Gordon Gregory, NRHA CEO, says the people of rural areas will support the emphasis on science, innovation and new technology as the bases of Australia's future prosperity.

"They will also understand a renewed policy focus on... read more

Release Date: 12 October 2015

As National Carers Week begins, the NRHA encourages people to consider a report card on carers in rural and remote areas of the nation.

Australia has around 2.7 million unpaid carers, with some 30 per cent of them in rural, regional and remote areas. Nationally they will provide 1.9 billion hours of care in 2015, with a replacement value of $60.3 billion - some 3.8 per cent of GDP.... read more

Release Date: 25 September 2015

The call for abstracts is now open for the Caring for Country Kids Conference to be held in Alice Springs from 17-19 April 2016.

It is being jointly convened by Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA).  

"The Conference will be a great opportunity for us to share our ideas and work... read more

Release Date: 24 September 2015

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) has welcomed Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash's announcement of additional funding for Indigenous eye health.

Gordon Gregory, NRHA's CEO, congratulated the eye health and vision care sector, led in this matter by Vision 2020 Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee, for their strong and effective advocacy.

"The... read more

Release Date: 20 September 2015

Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Turnbull promises an important and very welcome boost to the Australian Government’s work to improve the health of both rural/remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Fiona Nash’s appointment as Minister for Rural Health is to be applauded.  Minister Nash has proved her commitment to better health for people in rural and remote... read more

Release Date: 17 September 2015
Geri Malone, Director of Professional Services with CRANAplus, is the new Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance. CRANAplus is the professional body for remote health.
Geri is a Registered Nurse and Midwife. The main focus of her professional career has been in the remote and rural sector in clinical practice with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, mine site... read more

Release Date: 12 September 2015

Representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance's 37 member bodies gathered yesterday in Canberra for the first day of CouncilFest 2015. They are rural and remote health consumers, service providers and health professionals from across Australia. Their challenge is to ensure that the Alliance's priorities accurately reflect the current realities of health and wellbeing in rural and... read more

Release Date: 28 August 2015

People living in rural and remote parts of Australia are still short-changed when it comes to access to allied health professionals.

As the special National Week shared by Hearing Awareness and Speech Pathology comes to an end, a hard question worth asking is whether it has improved things on either front for people in more remote areas of the country.

The number of speech... read more

Release Date: 28 August 2015

Sixteen champions of better rural health and wellbeing have been elected to the Friends of the Alliance Advisory Committee for the next two years. They will help the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) in its work to try to ensure that people living in rural and remote communities have fair access to services and equivalent health outcomes.

“It's a pleasure to congratulate Robyn... read more

Release Date: 30 July 2015

The challenge of delivering timely, high quality health services in rural and remote Australia can be quite daunting. The deleterious effects of missing out are all the more serious when the patients are infants and children. In the first years of their life the base is being established for a lifelong trajectory of wellness. Health care deficits at the beginning can result in unavoidable poor... read more