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No Clear Winnner For Rural Health

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With just a few days left to vote in the Federal election, Australia’s peak body for rural, regional and remote health says there is no clear policy winner when it comes to promises for improving the health of people living outside capital cities. 

National Rural Health Alliance CEO Mark Diamond says We’ve had bits and pieces announced but none of the major parties have summarized clearly and comprehensively how they plan to tackle the shameful gap in health outcomes between metropolitan and rural Australia.

“The closest we have is a Greens’ stakeholder statement on rural health and we congratulate the Greens for endeavouring to summarise their policies and for taking rural health seriously enough to do this." said Mr. Diamond. 

 

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