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Opposition Health Spokesperson, Catherine King

National Health Reform Commission proposed

Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Labor Party has announced it will establish an independent Australian Health Reform Commission to develop and oversee a long-term health reform agenda if elected to Government.

Opposition Health Spokesperson, Catherine King, announced the move at a National Press Club address in Canberra, saying... More

Parliament house
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
The National Rural Health Alliance and Parliamentary Friends of Rural and Remote Health have conducted a rural health forum for Federal MPs and stakeholders in Parliament House to seek the political parties’ positions on a range of...
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Young health worker with patient
Friday, 8 February 2019
A new study released by the Australian National University and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Workers Association has shown the Indigenous health workforce is not growing in line with population growth. The study found...
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Country Women’s Association of Australia President, Tanya Cameron and Dr Jennifer Chambers, who represents the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Rural Surgery Section
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Congratulations to two Alliance Council Members who were awarded Order of Australia Medals as part of the Australia Day Honours. Country Women’s Association of Australia President, Tanya Cameron, was awarded an OAM “for service to the...
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Two people with laptop and back physio
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Rural communities will gain better access to GP services through initiatives announced in yesterday’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report, but Australia’s peak rural health organisation asks: “Where are the important allied...
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Wednesday, 12 December 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance, Mental Health Australia and Royal Flying Doctor Service has welcomed the findings of a Senate Committee’s Inquiry into Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote...
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Food measeuring
Monday, 10 December 2018
The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the report by the Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into the national obesity epidemic, which has accepted most of the Alliance recommendations to provide solutions to this Australia-...
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11 October 2018 - Australia and New Zealand’s leading rural health organisations have joined forces to provide a broader focus for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). The October 2018 issue of the AJRH marks the start of an ongoing collaboration between the... More
11 October 2018 - The mental health picture is stark. A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health issues in rural... More
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09 October 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing. But... More
Partyline screen shot
03 October 2018 - The September 2018 issue of Partyline has just hit the website, and is full of news from around the rural and remote health sector. Articles are organised under sections of:
Rural Health Policy;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health;... More
24 September 2018 - Once a year the National Rural Health Alliance’s now 37 member Council gathers in Canberra to review the progress we have made as an Alliance, set new directions and strategies, and on the third day visit as many Parliamentarians as possible to make... More
My Health Record privacy is strengthened
01 August 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen the privacy provisions of My Health Record – Australia’s online health summary system. Alliance CEO Mark Diamond says last night’s announcement to amend My... More
Alliance calls for sugar tax
26 July 2018 -   The National Rural Health Alliance has joined a growing number of health organisations calling for a tax on sugary drinks.  In its recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia's obesity epidemic, the Alliance supports all eight... More
My Health Record materials to download and share
13 July 2018 - The National Rural Health Alliance is urging all its 35 national member organisations to embrace My Health Record, and it asks that country people do not opt out of the system.  My Health Record is an online summary of a person's important health... More