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SARRAH Federal Budget Submission: 2017-18

SARRAH has prepared a submission for the Federal Government regarding the 2017-18 Federal Budget. In the submission, SARRAH calls for greater funding and support for:

  • Progressing health reform such as introducing a blended primary health care payment model
  • Investing in technology such as the provision of telehealth services
  • Reversing the $72.5 million in cuts to Health Workforce Scholarships
  • Improving the quality of allied health workforce data to properly inform policy development
  • Mentoring for rural and remote allied health professionals to improve workforce retention
  • Providing Indigenous healthcare services that support ‘Closing the Gap’
  • Enhancing client support such as health promotion and preventative care activities.

Read the full submission here