Monday 22 April 2013
RDAA Launches Election Platform 2013
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has urged the major political parties to get back to basics to secure a sustainable, home-grown medical workforce to improve access to healthcare in rural and remote areas.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Rural doctors will be particularly disadvantaged by the recent announcement of a cap to the taxation deductions for self-education expenses, limiting the amount they can claim for the life-saving training they complete each year.
Monday 11 March 2013
Rural doctors to hold national breakfast briefing for federal politicians at Parliament House, Canberra Wednesday 13 March 2013 (Media—please refer to ‘notes to media’ at end of release)
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) will hold a national breakfast briefing for federal politicians at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 13 March 2013.
Friday 8 March 2013
Healthy Communities report not so healthy for rural
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has welcomed yesterday’s release of the National Health Performance Authority’s Healthy Communities report, saying it is a timely reminder that there is more work to be done to ensure rural and remote Australians have even adequate access to local health services.
Media release Wednesday 6 March 2013
Doctors urge PM — Help Western Sydney...and you may just help the bush
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has urged Prime Minister Julia Gillard to use her week in Western Sydney to consider how modifying an outdated medical workforce policy could improve access to doctors in Western Sydney...while also assisting rural areas to attract doctors in the long-term.
Media release Tuesday 19 February 2013
New online hub to tackle violence against rural professionals
Launch of workingsafe.com.au, Canberra, Wednesday
In a major national initiative, rural doctors, nurses, police and teachers have joined together to combat violence against rural and remote professionals through the development of a critical online hub, workingsafe.com.au.
Media release Wednesday 13 February 2013
Rural health not a ‘budget buster’, docs tell Government
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) says the forthcoming federal budget doesn’t need to be about pouring “billions more dollars” into rural healthcare, but better targeting existing federal funding into proven, cost-effective rural health initiatives.
Media alert Monday 11 February 2013
Invitation to official launch – workingsafe.com.au
Media and other rural / health stakeholders are invited to attend the official launch of a critical website aimed at preventing workplace violence against professionals in rural and remote Australia, including doctors, nurses, other health professionals, teachers and police.
Friday 1 February 2013
Rural doctors want commitments before Federal election
Rural doctors are seeking commitment from both the Government and the Opposition on their support for rural medical services.
Dr Sheilagh Cronin, President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), said that there is now eight months for both sides of government to commit to maintaining and increasing their support to ensure a viable future for rural General Practice and rural procedural medical services.