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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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The NDIA's draft first Strategic Plan.
10 January 2014 - The Alliance has a strong interest in the work of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and agrees that the economic and social reform that will result from its work will benefit all Australians - including those living with a disability in... More
03 January 2014 - Phil Anderton, Alliance Council member and rural optometrist, has identified two characteristics of rural practice that should make it an attractive option for health professionals: the rural lifestyle and a high degree of clinical satisfaction. Phil’s... More
03 January 2014 - Council of the Alliance meets face-to-face once a year at an event affectionately known as ‘CouncilFest’. As well as the festive elements, much hard work is done towards achieving our Vision of good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.... More
20 December 2013 - The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is currently working on an Inquiry into whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise... More
20 December 2013 - As a key stakeholder in the health sector, the National Rural Health Alliance has been invited to provide input to the Government’s Review of Medicare Locals being overseen by Prof John Horvath, formerly Australia's Chief Medical... More
19 December 2013 - Applications for 2014 will close on 17 February 2014. The scholarship supports a first year dentistry student from regional NSW. For more information and to apply go to http://ruralhealth.org.au/nsw-rds
17 December 2013 - It is well known that rural and remote Australia does not have enough doctors. This is despite the fact that people in those areas have the greatest health need and the greatest challenges in accessing services. But how many doctors are there in... More
16 December 2013 - The National Commission of Audit is currently reviewing the activities of the Commonwealth Government. The Alliance has made a submission outlining the special interests of... More