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Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19

Full analysis of the 2018-19 Budget

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

"These are solid initiatives, but they are just the beginning", says Mark Diamond, Alliance CEO.

The National Rural Health Alliance has been poring over the detail of the recent Budget, and what it might mean for health in rural and remote Australia.

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My Health Record opt out dates announced
Monday, 21 May 2018
My Health Record is a major government initiative to create an online summary of everyone's health information. All Australians will automatically get a My Health Record by the end of this year, unless they choose to opt out of the...
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Health Budget has new announcements about rural health
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
New funding to attract more doctors to country areas has been welcomed by the National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body for rural and remote health. “We are pleased tonight’s Federal Budget allocates $550 million over 10 years to...
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One of three codeine posters available to download
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
People who take medicines containing codeine are changing the way they manage pain.  Since February 1, these medicines are no longer available over the counter. To assist with the transition, the National Rural Health Alliance has...
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Rural Health Minister Bridget McKenzie addressing the #6rrhss
Thursday, 12 April 2018
Senator Bridget McKenzie, Federal Rural Health Minister, recently gave the Alliance a large public tick of approval. "Growing up in country Victoria, I share the goals and vision of the National Rural Health Alliance," she told a packed...
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Partline screen shots
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
The latest Partyline (out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline) has a focus on the health of children, families and new mothers living in rural and remote Australia. In this issue you will read about: the award winning Wide Smiles...
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Laptop with tablets on screen
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
“What are my options since codeine was rescheduled?”   ACRRM is working with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), CRANAplus, and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) to ensure that rural doctors and other health...
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10 April 2015 - If you want to know what's the latest news from health service consumers and providers in remote and rural areas of Australia, or how the challenges they face compare with those in Australia's region to the north – then the 13th National Rural Health... More
10 April 2015 - The April 2015 edition of Partyline, the Alliance's flagship magazine, is now available online and posted copies will be arriving soon in subscribers’ letterboxes.... More
10 April 2015 - To date over $180,000 has been raised by our friends at Royal Far West through their annual charity bike ride. Led by Ride ambassador, former professional cyclist Scott Sunderland, twenty-eight riders commenced the Ride in Moree on 15 March and travelled... More
10 April 2015 - Linda has recently joined the Alliance team from an education and health background in both the public and private sector.  Linda says “at this stage of my career it is very important for me to be a part of an organisation with a strong social... More
10 April 2015 - Over the past month the Alliance has had planning and information meetings with a range of organisations and people. Gordon Gregory and Anne-marie Boxall had a meeting with Martin Bowles, Secretary of the Department of Health, to confirm the ongoing... More
10 April 2015 - The Alliance was pleased with the number, scope and quality of applications received in the recent Round 6 of the RHCE2 program (3rd February – 3rd March 2015). The response confirmed the high level of demand and need for the continuation of the RHCE2... More
09 April 2015 - Access to mental health in rural and remote areas has always been an area of great concern for the Alliance. In the last few months, the Alliance has been advocating strongly on the issue. On 11 March, for example, we joined Mental Health Australia at... More
09 April 2015 - The April issue of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) will be out soon and has articles on a range of important rural and remote health topics. To whet your appetite, here is a summary of some of them.   Not just a fisherman’s wife: Women’... More