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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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Man sitting on the ground
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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12 March 2015 - Welcome to A Minute with Gordon, the Alliance's new video message series with our CEO, Gordon Gregory. Our vision for A Minute with Gordon is to engage with those interested in rural and remote health through short video messages that are informative and... More
The BushWire
06 March 2015 - The National Rural Health Alliance's monthly e-newsletter has undergone some changes. The latest is a new name – The BushWire. Our monthly e-newsletter is an important part of our communication about matters of importance in rural and remote health and... More
Download the program
06 March 2015 - The full program for the 13th National Rural Health Conference is now online. You can see all the speakers, sessions and topics over the four days. It is set to be another big event with sessions... More
Medicare
05 March 2015 - The Alliance has been working closely with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and its health members - which includes organisations such as the Public Health Association of Australia and the Consumers Health Forum - on the issue of the... More
Mental health infographic
05 March 2015 - The team at the Alliance recently joined Mental Health Australia in the largest ever mental health delegation to federal Parliament. The team from the Alliance, along with 90 other delegates from the non-government sector, went to Parliament House to... More
05 March 2015 - It’s only a few weeks before the Royal Far West 2015 Ride for Country Kids officially kicks off in Moree. The National Rural Health Alliance is encouraging people to support the initiative by sponsoring a team or rider. This charity fundraiser and cycling... More
Parked cars
05 March 2015 - It’s not just the cost of travelling to access health care which is an impediment to rural and remote patients; it’s also the logistical issues they face. A recent survey conducted by the... More
Photo and Poetry Competitions
05 March 2015 - In conjunction with each National Rural Health Conference, Friends of the Alliance hosts an amateur Photographic and Poetry Competition to celebrate life in rural and remote Australia. The... More