Time Government Addressed Critical Rural Allied Health Shortfall


The 2018 federal budget included the announcement to increase doctors and nurses in rural and remote areas with several programs for better access in aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and in rural health.

“A dollar spent anywhere in health is a good thing, and SARRAH welcomes these new initiatives, but the 2018/19 Federal Budget should be the last which doesn’t include significant federal support for increases in allied health services in rural and remote communities, “ said SARRAH Chief Executive, Jeff House.