Media Releases

Release Date: 25 May 2015

The 13th National Rural Health Conference opened yesterday with the clear message that there is a world of possibilities for better rural and remote health in Australia. More than 1100 delegates listened to local and national dignitaries reminding them of the vital work rural health professionals and carers do for those Australians who live outside of the cities. Passion, dedication and pride... read more


Release Date: 23 May 2015

After months of planning, the eagerly anticipated 13th National Rural Health Conference starts tomorrow at the Darwin Convention Centre. More than 1100 delegates from across Australia will be there to demonstrate their commitment to better health and wellbeing for people who live in rural and remote communities.

Every one of the participants will come with some personal experience of... read more


Release Date: 22 May 2015

This Sunday (24 May) over 1100 delegates from across Australia will converge on Darwin for the 13th National Rural Health Conference to share information on current remote and rural health challenges. Those attending the Conference will hear from 28 keynote speakers and more than 210 papers in 10 concurrent sessions, and be entertained by more than 100 performers.

For those with an... read more


Release Date: 17 May 2015

The biggest event on the Australian rural and remote health calendar starts next Sunday (24 May) at the Darwin Convention Centre. There are seven days to go before more than 1000 delegates will come together to help achieve better health and wellbeing for people living in rural and remote areas.

Over the following four days delegates will share their experiences of the challenges that... read more


Release Date: 15 May 2015

With the 13th National Rural Health Conference being held in Darwin, the opportunity is being taken to turn attention to the health issues confronted by some of our neighbours in the Pacific region. Rural and remote health practice in Australia often operates in a resource-constrained environment and the International Health program will provide delegates the chance to learn from how health... read more


Release Date: 15 May 2015

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter and 2014 NT Australian of the Year, Shellie Morris, will open the 13th National Rural Health Conference and share her passion for better Indigenous health.

The NAIDOC Artist of the Year has been working in communities for more than 20 years, using music as a tool for healing and closing the gap of Indigenous disadvantage.

CEO of the... read more


Release Date: 12 May 2015

This year's Budget has succeeded in doing what many a Prime Minister in the past has wanted: to take health off the front page of the newspapers and blogs.

In what can only be described as a muted affair, those concerned with detailed but big picture changes to Australia's health system will be disappointed.

Those who, on the other hand, would like to see the Coalition deliver on... read more


Release Date: 11 May 2015

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) welcomes the Federal Government's intention to thoroughly reform the funding system for dental health services in Australia.

In the meantime, however, it must be recognised that there is likely to be a reduced total amount of funding for oral and dental health. The trend in public spending is leading the wrong way.

The $155 million is a... read more


Release Date: 08 May 2015

Over 1000 delegates have registered to attend the 13th National Rural Health Conference at the Darwin Convention Centre, 24-27 May. Today marks two weeks before the Opening Session.

The National Rural Health Conference is the most important biennial event for the rural and remote health community. Over the three days following Sunday  24 May, delegates will hear twenty-six keynote... read more


Release Date: 08 May 2015

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 transport accident than their city cousins.

In National Road Safety Week (3-10 May), and at every other moment, the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) would remind everyone of the risks... read more