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flu-vaccinations
Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The deadly impact of “the flu” and the vital need for vaccination, particularly in rural and remote aged care facilities, is one of the poster presentations planned for the 14th National Rural Health Conference.

Presenter Clinton Gibbs, of the Mid North Coast Local Health District points out that the significant public health problems created by influenza are often overlooked, and yet it was only a century ago when two separate waves... More

Boy getting his ear inspected by female health practitioner
Friday, 31 March 2017
With the cost of private health insurance rising again from 1 April 2017, many people are again questioning whether to retain their current level of insurance or whether it is actually worth having private health insurance at all.  If...
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Australian Parliament House
Friday, 31 March 2017
During the election last year, the Coalition announced their intent to appoint a National Rural Health Commissioner.  This was met with enthusiasm by the rural health sector as a vehicle to drive the urgent work required to...
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partyline-magazine
Thursday, 30 March 2017
The latest Partyline features striking portraits of Aboriginal Health Workers, part of an exhibition by photographer Renae Kilmister shown at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and touring to other cities. Partyline #58,...
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senate-estimates
Sunday, 19 March 2017
The Senate Estimates process and what we learnt about some specific health issues Senate Estimates is a time for political journalists and policy junkies to rub their hands in delight and try to pick through the evidence for startling bits...
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scurvy-in-21st-century
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Scurvy in 21st century Australia? Surely not! Surely scurvy, a condition brought on by malnutrition, could not exist in an advanced OECD country like Australia in the 21st century? Think again. Recent reports are of the presence of...
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Perkins tags Roberts at AJRH
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
After 8 years of leadership of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) editorial team, current Editor in Chief, Professor David Perkins will complete his term at the end of 2016.  David’s immense good will and generous...
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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
Grattan Institute Report: Perils of Place
28 July 2016 - A new report 'Perils of Place: Identifying Hotspots of Health Inequalities', published by the Grattan... 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

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