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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

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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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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5th Rural and Remote Scientific Symposium
31 August 2016 - Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at Melbourne’s Grattan Institute will join an impressive line-up of presenters at the 5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium (5RRHSS) at Old Parliament House, Canberra on 6-7 September. Dr Duckett co-... More
17 August 2016 - Complete the survey online Partyline magazine is an important vehicle for the National Rural Health Alliance to communicate developments in rural and... More
Partyline new issue out now!
17 August 2016 - Will this be our last print edition of Partyline? Have your say and go into the draw for a free registration to the 14th National Rural Health Conference in 2017.... More
Submission Productivity Commission into Human Services
09 August 2016 - The Productivity Commission has been tasked with inquiring into how greater competition and contestability can be inserted into the delivery of all human services – including health, education, employment, corrections, housing and aged care.  The... More
09 August 2016 - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently called for submissions to inform its review of the strategic approach to research funding. The Alliance has responded, drawing attention to the low level of funding currently directed... More
28 July 2016 - On 21 July 2016, the Alliance presented at a forum hosted by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) to explore the Reframing of Primary Health Care for... More
National Press Club debate on the aged care conundrum
15 July 2016 - Now that the election results are in, one of the most important areas for the new Government to address will be aged care.  In their National Press Club debate on 13 July 2016, Ian Yates (Chief Executive of the... More