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New Partyline out now!

Wednesday, 3 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;
Mental Health;
Chronic Disease; and ... More

Monday, 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...
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My Health Record privacy is strengthened
Wednesday, 1 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...
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Alliance calls for sugar tax
Thursday, 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...
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My Health Record materials to download and share
Friday, 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...
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Pat Turner
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Pat Turner has spent decades at the forefront of policy innovation and change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Pat is also a leader...
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AJRH
Thursday, 21 June 2018
  A third of country people suffering moderate to high psychological distress don't think they have a mental health problem. That's the striking finding of research about to be published in the Australian Journal of Rural...
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28 May 2014 - In August 2011 the Productivity Commission recommended the establishment of two schemes: the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). The NIIS is to be a fully-funded insurance accident scheme, separate... More
27 May 2014 - The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is calling for submissions on its proposals for ensuring that it is the wishes and preferences of people with disability that drive the decisions they make and that others may make for them. People with disability... More
27 May 2014 - The Broadband for the Bush Alliance is seeking feedback on the recommendations from the third Broadband for the Bush Forum: Building a Better Digital Economy, held in Alice Springs on 30 April and 1 May 2014... More
23 May 2014 - Concerns about patient assisted travel schemes (PATS) are one of the most frequent reasons for health consumers from rural and remote areas to contact the Alliance. The Alliance has just published an updated... More
22 May 2014 - The NRHA is looking for research partners to check and follow up on the findings of the NRHA discussion paper, Access to medicines and pharmacy services, published in January 2014. The paper identified significantly lower access to medicines and pharmacy... More
22 May 2014 - The Alliance submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into speech, language and communication disorders and... More
19 May 2014 - New evidence from the NRHA shows that the Budget proposal for a GP co-payment on out-of-pocket health care costs would have particularly severe consequences for people in rural and remote areas - and for their GPs. If the proposal for a seven dollar co-... More
16 May 2014 - A public information forum for people in more remote areas, hosted by National Disability and Carer Alliance and National Rural Health Alliance with the people of Mount Isa, will be held at the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health on Thursday 26... More