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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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15 May 2014 - Lindy Swain, who represents the Rural Special Interest Group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia on Council of the Alliance, has gone so far as to suggest rural health is... More
06 May 2014 - Friends of the Alliance is currently looking for a Friend in South Australia who would be interested in participating on the Friends Advisory Committee. Friends of the Alliance is a network of... More
05 May 2014 - Perhaps it's in the fine print but certainly the headline recommendations from the Commission of Audit show no understanding of the differences between city and country circumstances where health and health services are concerned. The proposal for a... More
RAMUS
02 May 2014 - Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Boyd and, in a joint nomination, Associate Professor Robert (Bob) French and his wife Dr Margaret (Marnie) Barrow have received RAMUS Mentor of the Year awards for 2013. Jackie Boyd is a GP Registrar based Coconut Grove in the... More
Trawler streaming its gear in the Northern Prawn Fishery
01 May 2014 - Public hearings are underway for the Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee Inquiry into the development of Northern Australia. The... More
30 April 2014 - The review of mental health services and programs currently being conducted by the National Mental Health Commission includes a particular focus on the challenges for regional, rural and remote Australia and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
23 April 2014 - There has been considerable speculation about what might be in the Federal Budget (13 May). Some of the attention has been on the future of Medicare Locals. The Alliance is on the public record as saying that what matters are some principles which,... More
08 April 2014 - The Alliance has had an article published in the April edition of The Health Advocate, a journal of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). The authors (Lesley Barclay and Penny Hanley) point out that health service managers can... More