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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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26 March 2014 - One of the very special events in Canberra on Close the Gap Day (Thursday 20 March) saw a Statement of Intent signed jointly by 24 national allied health organisations. The Statement and its formal signing were organised jointly by the peak national body... More
A new info graphic on risky drinking was released today.
25 March 2014 - A new infographic and fact sheet on risky drinking in rural Australia has been released... More
18 March 2014 - As a participant in the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) on Autism, the National Rural Health Alliance welcomed the launch of the Centre at Parliament House on 6 March 2014. With total funding of $104m the CRC has embarked on an ambitious 8 year... More
12 March 2014 - The NRHA policy team met recently with Neil Thomson, Director of Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and Director-Designate Neil Drew, as part of a three month handover - Neil to Neil - and to... More
03 March 2014 - The Alliance was represented at a recent consultative forum to discuss the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement and its role in the delivery of PBS medicines and professional... More
03 March 2014 - It is understood that the Commission of Audit has provided a report to the Abbott Government and people in rural and remote areas will be anxious to know what its recommendations will mean for them. The Alliance made a... More
21 February 2014 - A new element was added to the already impressive CV of Tom Calma yesterday with his inauguration as Chancellor of the University of Canberra. He is the first Aboriginal man to hold such a position in Australia. The inauguration took place immediately... More
14 February 2014 - A new Fact Sheet describes the urgent need to understand why it is that the rate of smoking has fallen in major city areas but not in the Bush. Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia, estimated to cost the... More