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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 people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

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Monday, 18 December 2017
Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017
Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in heart health across Australia,...
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Poverty fact sheet
Friday, 24 November 2017
The National Rural Health Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
On 31 October, 2017 representatives from the National Rural Health Alliance joined colleagues from COTA and Consumers Health Forum of Australia to speak at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee...
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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. The...
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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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Latest infographic asking you to think about remote health before you vote.
23 June 2016 - The Alliance has just released the latest addition to its series of infographics highlighting different aspects of rural and remote health. This infographic is the third in the series and focuses on remote Australia - where people experience the worst... More
Australian Journal of Rural Health June 2016 Issue
31 May 2016 - A survey of Aboriginal traditional bush medicines leads the research papers published in the upcoming June 2016 issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health, the Alliance’s multidisciplinary resource for rural and remote health. Authors Joseph Tucci and... More
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