Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

AUS: Deputy PM Welcomes Rural Health Funding

11 August 1999 A115/99

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson today welcomed the grant of $1.5 million to the National Rural Health Alliance announced by Health Minister Michael Wooldridge.

"With almost a third of Australians living outside the major cities, it is vital those people also have access to adequate health services and the required infrastructure," Mr Anderson said.

"This latest allocation is another concrete example of the Federal Government looking after rural and remote Australia."

The National Rural Health Alliance is made up of 20 national organisations. Its broad definition of health includes mental, physical, spiritual and community well being of individuals and their communities.

The Alliance aims to improve the health outcomes for all Australians living and working in rural and remote areas. Alliance policy is driven by the principle of social justice and the right of all Australians, wherever they live, to have comprehensive and accessible health services.

"The grant will allow the Alliance to maintain an office in Canberra, conduct much needed research and projects on rural health issues, produce literature, and to hold their annual conference.

"There can be few more worthy recipients of funds. The people of rural, remote and regional Australia deserve the very best all-round health and community services. I welcome this grant from the Federal Department of Health."

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


UN: UNHCR Chief Urges Better Support For 13 Million 'Exhausted' And Displaced Syrians
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged greater international support for the more than 13 million Syrians who’ve been displaced in the past 10 years...More>>


>UN: Recent Kosovo-Serbia Tensions Could ‘Unravel Steady But Fragile Progress’

Tensions over vehicle licence plates and anti-smuggling operations, between authorities in Kosovo and Serbia, in recent weeks, may contribute to unravelling “steady but fragile progress made in rebuilding trust among communities” in Kosovo and Serbia...
More>>

ITUC: Nobel Prize In Economics Explodes Minimum Wage And Jobs Myth

The prize was awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens for real-world research in the 1990s that demonstrated, empirically, that the idea touted by conservative economists that higher minimum wages mean fewer jobs is not based on fact... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs


UN: With Clock Ticking, Sustainable Transport Key To Global Goals
From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, new and emerging technologies along with innovative policy changes, are critical for combating climate change. But to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest... More>>


COP26: 7 Climate Action Highlights To Remember

A September to remember, a pivotal month for climate action commitments. From the United Nations General Assembly week to the final pre-COP meeting, last month was an important time to build momentum... More>>


UN: Global Leaders Set To Act To Increase Energy Access While Reducing Emissions At First UN Energy Summit In 40 Years

Significant new commitments for financing clean energy, increasing renewables and improving access to electricity are expected to be announced on 24 September at the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy... More>>