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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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flu-vaccinations
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... More
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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 you live... More
Australian Parliament House
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 improve the health... More
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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 of news. ... More
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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.... More
Perkins tags Roberts at AJRH
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 contribution to... More
CouncilFest 2016
24 November 2016 - The Alliance’s annual CouncilFest meeting was held in Canberra 21-23 November 2016.  This saw representatives from the Alliance’s 39 Member organisations agree on five key priorities for improved health of the 7 million people in rural and remote... More