The November edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.
Partyline will be accompanied by the Alliance’s Calendar for 2014. Our Calendars have developed a strong reputation over the years for quality and usefulness and we hope you will use and display your copy with pride and purpose!
Subjects addressed in Partyline include the complex issue of mining in rural areas, the prevalence and impacts of rural poverty, services for mental health professionals, ‘community’ care of the elderly, and air transport services for rural patients.
A number of readers have written about their expectations of the new government. These ‘memos to the PM’ cover topics such as rural medical training, alcohol and other drugs, progress on national schemes for disability insurance and dental and mental health, nutrition priorities, shortages of allied health professionals and the need for health promotion and a long-term commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care. Other articles focus on personal stories of dementia, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, RFDS safety training, the recent Campaign for Pain, and electronic services for rural women.
Both the Calendar and the November Partyline have a special focus on Friends of the Alliance – those amazing people and organisations who team up to support the work we do for improved health in rural and remote areas. The Calendar features some of the beautiful rural photos that were entries in the 2013 Friends Photographic Competition. Partyline highlights contributions from nine of our organisational Friends and four individual Friends.