RDA NSW Press Release : The good, the bad, and the ugly: Mixed budget for rural patients

Media release Tuesday 14 May 2013

Doorstop — Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra 11.15am today (Wednesday)

Budget reax Contact: Patrick Daley 0408 004 890

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Mixed budget for rural patients

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) says, for rural Australians and particularly rural patients, this year’s federal budget is firmly a case of the good, the bad and the ugly.

RDAA Media Alert : Rural Doctors Association of Australia: Availability for pre & post budget comments

Media alert — Federal Budget 2013 Monday 13 May 2013

Rural Doctors Association of Australia: Availability for pre & post budget comments

Follow us on Twitter (@RuralDoctorsAus) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/RuralDoctorsAssocAus) for initial reax following the lock-up on budget night.

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has various federal and state representatives available to provide pre- and post-budget media interviews today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

They are:

RDAA Press Release: 35,000,000 reasons to urgently fix troubled system

Wednesday 8 May 2013

35,000,000 reasons to urgently fix troubled system

In the lead-up to the federal budget, the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) is again urging the Federal Government to fix the troubled healthcare classification system that last year resulted in a $35 million budget blowout.

RDAA Press Release: Rural doctors back national disability insurance scheme

Thursday 2 May 2013

Rural doctors back national disability insurance scheme

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has welcomed the proposal by the Federal Government to fund a national disability insurance scheme, DisabilityCare Australia.

RDAA Press Release: Getting back to basics to revive rural health

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.
 

RDAA Press Release: Rural doctors pay the price for education cuts

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. 

RDAA Media Alert : Rural doctors to hold national breakfast briefing for federal politicians

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.

RDAA Press Release : Healthy Communities report not so healthy for rural

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.

RDDA Media Release : Doctors urge PM - Help Western Sydney .... and you may just help the bush.

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.

RDAA Press Release : New online hub to tackle violence against rural professionals

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.