Media Releases

Release Date: 09 August 2013

The proportion of Australians aged 60 and over is rising, and there is a projected tripling of those with dementia by 2050. It is commonly known that dementia is characterised by impaired memory but less well known is the fact that those with dementia are acutely sensitive to the social and built environment. Therefore, not surprisingly, dementia patients find hospitals, with their many... read more


Release Date: 07 August 2013

Tony Windsor, former Independent MP for New England, will be the Alliance's special guest at the launch on Wednesday 14 August of the Alliance's 2013 Election Charter and Scorecard.

Shining a Light on Rural and Remote Health features seven domains in which government can commit to action which will improve the health of people in rural and remote areas to something closer to what is... read more


Release Date: 06 August 2013

Round 5 opens - Thursday 8th August 2013

The online application process for Round 5 of the Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2 Program (RHCE2) will be open from 8 August to 10 October 2013.

RHCE2 is one of a number of Australian Government measures to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia access cost-effective... read more


Release Date: 06 August 2013

The oral health of people in rural and remote Australia is worse than that of urban people, with about half the level of access to dentists as in the cities. The annual rural underspend on primary care of more than $2 billion is partly due to poor access to dentists. Untreated dental problems reduce people’s ability to eat nutritious food, socialise with confidence and gain education and... read more


Release Date: 06 August 2013

Who: Tony Windsor, former Independent MP
When: Wednesday 14 August 2013
Where: Old Parliament House Private Dining Room 1
What: Launch of the National Rural Health Alliance Election Charter.

Background: Tony Windsor is the special guest speaker at the Alliance’s election charter launch. Alliance Chairperson, Dr Lesley Barclay will... read more


Release Date: 03 August 2013

The National Rural Health Alliance has published its 2013 Election Charter to ensure a strong focus on rural and remote health in the coming federal Election campaign.

The Election Charter outlines seven domains in which both continued and new action is required in order to bring rural and remote health up to the standard commonly enjoyed in Australia's cities.

There should be a... read more


Release Date: 30 July 2013

Rosemary Young, AM, long-time National Director of Frontier Services, has today been given Honorary Life Membership in Friends of the Alliance.

"Rosemary has been a wonderful leader of a great organisation and I am delighted to recognise her as the 1st Honorary Member of Friends," said Pauline Glover, newly-reappointed Chair of Friends.

Rosemary left Frontier Services last week... read more


Release Date: 17 July 2013

The application process for Round 5 of the Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2 Program (RHCE2) will be open from 8 August to 10 October 2013.

RHCE2 is one of a number of Australian Government measures to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia access cost-effective continuing professional development (CPD).

Details about RHCE2, including application... read more


Release Date: 15 July 2013

The statistics for injury and death on Australian farms are still distressingly high.

A sizeable proportion of the 32 per cent of people who live in rural and remote areas work in agriculture. The goal of Farm Safety Week (15-20 July) is to increase public awareness of the importance of making and keeping them safe and healthy.

There have been big reductions in the number of... read more


Release Date: 08 July 2013

This week (7-14 July), NAIDOC Week, is a chance for the nation to celebrate some of the achievements of Indigenous people and to increase awareness of the discrepancy between the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

Around seventy per cent of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live outside the major cities in large regional... read more