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The National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

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Deakin (A.C.T.)


Number 47

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25Partyline July 2013 a Roundtable in Parliament House on 29 April 2013 organised jointly by the NRHA and the National Disability and Carers Alliance. A Project Reference Group comprised of people with direct experience of disability in rural and remote Australia supported the project and provided valuable insights and advice. A final report on the Project has been prepared. Its main themes include: the need for DisabilityCare Australia to engage with local people and services from rural and remote areas when developing support packages for people in those areas; the need for cultural respect when delivering services and support and through all communications, publications, and consultations about the scheme. This was particularly emphasised in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who make up a significant part of the rural and remote population; the need for DisabilityCare Australia to explicitly acknowledge the greater costs associated with providing disability support in rural and remote areas; and the need for a flexible approach to delivering DisabilityCare - especially important in rural and remote areas due to the scarcity of resources. As the DisabilityCare Australia scheme unfolds the Alliance intends to continue to work on behalf of people living with disability in rural and remote areas. We have gathered a strong interest group of people, which includes the delegates who attended the Roundtable and our Project Reference Group, and we intend to continue to call upon these people, and others, for their expertise as we seek to advocate on behalf of people living with a disability. Readers are invited to send their own experiences to nrha@ruralhealth.org.au F ollowing the 12th National Rural Health Conference (Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013) and based on the work undertaken at it, the NRHA has endorsed a set of fourteen recommendations which reflect many of the Alliances current priorities. These are available on the Alliances website www.ruralhealth.org.au The NRHA itself will work to secure action on these proposals and encourages other organisations that support them to do likewise. Priority recommendations for rural health

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