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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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Medical building
15 January 2016 - The Alliance has written to the Treasurer about what we see as the key issues for the 2016-17 Budget.  Ensuring growth in the health workforce in rural and remote Australia is our top priority, building on the initiatives that the Government... More
14 January 2016 - Following the release of the Australian atlas of healthcare variation report by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare and National Health Performance Authority, Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is considering the means by... More
11 December 2015 - The Modified Monash system (MM) for the classification of a place's remoteness and size was introduced a few months ago. It has already taken the place of ASGC-RA in the administration of some Australian Government  health programs. If you missed... More
07 December 2015 - A free webinar is being provided by the NRHA on just what the government's promised new direction for mental health services will mean for rural people. The webinar will be on-line from 10.00am -11.00am Eastern Summer Time on Thursday 17 December.... More
02 December 2015 - This week saw a successful information session in Canberra on the Modified Monash model approach to the classification of rural and remote communities. The half-day meeting, organised by the NRHA, attracted over 120 people from various agencies and... More
30 November 2015 - Glaucoma is often called 'the silent thief of sight' and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Many people who develop glaucoma don’t realise they have it until it is too late. It is an insidious condition affecting the optic nerve... More
30 November 2015 - For the past five years the NRHA has been managing Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (RHCE2) on behalf of the Australian Department of Health.  In this time 119 projects have been supported, involving over 8,500 health... More
Children performing at school.
27 November 2015 - It has been said that giving an extra year's education to a teenage mum adds some years to the life expectancy of their child at birth. If this is true it illustrates something about the complex relationship between health and education, and about... More