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Widening gap in health outcomes between city and country children

Thursday, 26 October 2017

A new report prepared by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health has revealed a growing divide in health and wellbeing between children in remote Australia and their peers in urban areas.

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In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia.
Friday, 20 October 2017
In Canberra this week, representatives of the National Rural Health Alliance and Palliative Care Australia, joined special guests at Parliament House to highlight issues surrounding palliative care in rural and remote Australia. The...
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map of australia showing all heart admissions by region
Friday, 20 October 2017
New data released from the Heart Foundation shows that deaths from heart disease are 60% higher in rural and remote areas of Australia, compared to metropolitan areas. Hospitalisations due to heart attack are double the metropolitan rates...
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Monday, 2 October 2017
Affordable, acceptable and appropriate access to health services for country people was the central theme to emerge at the recent annual gathering of the Council of the National Rural Health Alliance. In his editorial in this issue of...
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Friday, 22 September 2017
Climate change is increasing the intensity and variability of weather conditions, and this will have direct health impacts for people in rural and remote Australia. The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), in collaboration with leading...
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Friday, 15 September 2017
It’s been an action packed few weeks here in Canberra having just wrapped up CouncilFest - our annual gathering of Council members. At this year’s event, which ran from 10 – 12 September around 45 delegates met to discuss the key health...
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Thursday, 31 August 2017
Members of Council representing the 37 member organisations of the National Rural Health Alliance will gather in Canberra on 10 –12 September 2017 for the organisation’s annual CouncilFest. A highlight of this year’s event will include...
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03 March 2014 - It is understood that the Commission of Audit has provided a report to the Abbott Government and people in rural and remote areas will be anxious to know what its recommendations will mean for them. The Alliance made a... More
21 February 2014 - A new element was added to the already impressive CV of Tom Calma yesterday with his inauguration as Chancellor of the University of Canberra. He is the first Aboriginal man to hold such a position in Australia. The inauguration took place immediately... More
14 February 2014 - A new Fact Sheet describes the urgent need to understand why it is that the rate of smoking has fallen in major city areas but not in the Bush. Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia, estimated to cost the... More
13 February 2014 - The Alliance is preparing a submission to the Inquiry into skin cancer in Australia: awareness, early diagnosis and... More
12 February 2014 - Friends of the Alliance is currently looking for Tasmanian Friends who would be interested in participating on the Friends Advisory Committee. Friends of the Alliance is a network of people and... More
07 February 2014 - Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) has successfully lobbied the Senate Community Affairs References Committee to enquire into the prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia.... More
Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Commission of Audit
04 February 2014 - The Alliance was invited by the Select Committee’s secretariat to make a submission to the Inquiry into the Abbott... More
The Development of Northern Australia
31 January 2014 - The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has commenced an inquiry into the development of Northern Australia.... More