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Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable meets in Canberra

Monday, 12 February 2018

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) was represented at a meeting of the Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable in Canberra last week. Nineteen of the twenty groups attending the roundtable are member organisations of the NRHA. The aim of the Roundtable, which was established in 2015, is... More

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Codeine rescheduling in rural and remote communities - your questions answered Do you have questions relating to the rescheduling of codeine and associated issues? The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), in...
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Dont miss these keynotes
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
The 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will celebrate 20 years since the establishment of the first university department of rural health in 1997 and will highlight the research and knowledge that followed this innovation...
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Thursday, 25 January 2018
SBS television has featured a story on the mental health workforce crisis in rural and remote areas of Australia. The segment, broadcast on 23 January, includes a short interview with Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, as well as interviews...
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Thursday, 25 January 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance would like to encourage people living in rural and remote areas of Australia to share their experience with out-of-pocket medical costs by participating in a short survey. Out-of-pocket costs refer to...
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018
From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription.  With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for...
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Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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Think about rural health when you vote
13 May 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance is encouraging everyone to think about rural health when they vote. The Alliance is releasing a series of infographics highlighting different aspects of rural health, ... More
Caring for Country Kids key outcomes
06 May 2016 - Throughout the Caring for Country Kids Conference, delegates were encouraged to visit the Sharing Shed to submit suggestions and recommendations for consideration by the Recommendations... More
Federal Budget news
03 May 2016 - The National Rural Health Alliance is disappointed that the Federal Budget fails to address the under-expenditure on rural health, which is in the order of $2 billion per year. As the Budget prioritised a Smart Cities Plan that aims to foster... More
NBN satellite ground station, Wolumla, NSW
02 May 2016 - The nbn has just announced that its satellite service, Sky Muster™, is now available for sale by broadband retailers in regional, rural and remote Australia. The nbn ran a national competition to name its new satellite and prior to the launch, six year old... More
Partyline#55 out now
08 April 2016 - The April 2016 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will soon arrive in... More
Actions to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable children in rural areas
31 March 2016 - One of the pre-Conference events in Alice Springs on Sunday 17 April will propose actions that can be taken to give a voice to the needs of rural children. Who speaks for the rights of the child and how can children's voices be heard directly? The... More
Lessons must be learned from tragedy at Fregon
31 March 2016 -   The Australian health sector and the wider community need to understand and learn from the tragedy that took place in Fregon last week. While it is true that personal violence can be experienced anywhere, the working conditions of health... More
Caring for Country Kids pre-conference event
28 March 2016 - A special pre-Conference event in Alice Springs will consider some of the hard questions about the wellbeing of children in more remote parts of Australia. Standing up for Country Kids will develop recommendations about how best to give a voice to the... More