Media alert — Federal Budget 2013 Monday 13 May 2013
Rural Doctors Association of Australia: Availability for pre & post budget comments
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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.
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.
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.
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.