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Thinking of our communities
Our thoughts go out to the many communities across the country affected by the ongoing drought and the recent bush fires, and we praise the efforts of all the emergency services and the countless volunteers.
Stay Safe

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Scholarship Support for Women in the Health Sector

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is offering leadership development scholarships of up to $7,000 to women working in the Health Sector. The scholarships are part of a national initiative supporting the increased presence of women in leadership roles across key industries. 

The partial scholarships offset a portion of the fee required to undertake one of WLA’s flagship development programs. Scholarships can be used for the 2020 course intakes.

Scholarships are available at three management levels:

  • Experienced senior and executive leaders can apply for an $7,000 partial scholarship to assist their participation in the Advanced Leadership Program.
    View the Advanced Leadership Program brochure here
  •  Mid-level managers can apply for a $4,000 partial scholarship to participate in the Executive Ready program. (2020 program dates now available).  View the Executive Ready Program brochure here
  •  Early career managers can apply for a $2,000 partial scholarship to assist their participation in the Leading Edge Program. (2020 program dates announced). 
View the Leading Edge Program brochure here
Injury mortality and socioeconomic influence in Australia 2015-16
This report examined the associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and injury mortality in Australia and looked at the effects of SES on injury deaths by age group, by sex and by a selection of external causes of injury. Overall, there was a strong association between increasing socioeconomic disadvantage and the likelihood of injury. This association was most evident for transport crash deaths, unintentional poisoning deaths and male suicide deaths.

SARRAH Photo Competition
We have some great photo's coming in so a big thank you to those who have submitted your photo's, but we would love to see more.

"We live and work in a wonderfully diverse country so we would like to see photos depicting "A Rural Life" this maybe the view from your office, your community, something unique to where you live and work, or amazing people you know."
You can enter multiple times, so please send your photos to
Closes 30 November 2019.
Notification of SARRAH Annual General Meeting
The next annual general meeting (AGM) of the members of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) will be held on 29 November 2019.

Details of the meeting are as follows:
Date: 29 November 2019
Time: 12:00PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Place: Held via Zoom (details are included in the agenda).
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Ballot for Board Positions
Your completed Ballot form must be returned to SARRAH by email to by no later than Close of Business Friday 22 November 2019. Documentation is also available on the SARRAH website, or by contacting the office

NOTE: You must be a fully financial, individual member of SARRAH to nominate for a position. Completed nomination forms must be lodged with SARRAH by close of business on Friday 1 November 2019.
Other News
Report into Earle Haven completed - The report, produced by former ACT chief minister Kate Carnell, made 23 recommendations, including that emergency evacuations should only occur during life-threatening situations, such as floods and fires, because a sudden relocation "is life-threatening in itself".
C-sections: are they overused? - Mothers who are less likely to need medical intervention during childbirth are more likely to receive it, according to new research from James Cook University.
Fewer people delaying seeing GPs - Fewer Australians are likely to delay or not see their doctor at all than they were six years ago, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
New funding round to support drought affected communities - The latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will be wholly and solely dedicated to helping the communities hardest hit by the crippling drought.

SARRAH 2020 National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference

The Organising Committee is delighted to present the SARRAH 2020 National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference.

Hosted by SARRAH since 1995, this biennial conference is for all involved in regional, rural and remote allied health.

The Organising Committee invites you to Townsville

  • to hear a range of eminent speakers,
  • to join us as we share stories to shape the future success for remote, rural and regional allied health, and
  • to celebrate 25 years of SARRAH networking, advocacy and events.
We look forward to sharing our beautiful city with you in 2020.
36th ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting (ACEM2019)

17-21 November 2019, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, TAS
Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration—Outcomes and Benchmarking Conference.

20-21 November 2019, International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW
Paramedics Australasia International Conference (PAIC19).

28-30 November 2019, Wrest Point Hobart, TAS
Current Job Vacancies
Social Worker - Advanced
We are looking for a dynamic and results-focused Social Worker to help establish a new service in the Allied Health team, located at Dalby. Diverse thinking that promotes innovation and introduces new ways of looking at problems will be essential to improve services and health care outcomes for clients of Darling Downs Health.

Physiotherapist - Rural Workforce Agency Norther Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Alice Springs Physiotherapy and Sports injury Clinic to find a Physiotherapist to join their multi-disciplinary team. Alice Springs Physiotherapy and Sports injury Clinic was established in 1994 and has continued to develop and provide excellence in Physiotherapy services and other Health Services to the population of Alice Springs and surrounding areas.

Mental Health Clinician Candidate Pool - Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network, Murray Bridge & Berri. This is a great opportunity to enjoy being part of a friendly country health service, where you will experience broad exposure to a variety of clinical settings. You will contribute to the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated range of evidence-based, recovery-oriented services across the multidisciplinary Mental Health Service appropriate to the needs of consumers in the Riverland and Murray Mallee communities.

Allied Health Candidate Pool - Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network is accepting applications for Allied Health positions located in the Riverland Region. Applicants for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Speech Pathology, Dietetics and Social Worker roles, interested in ongoing, temporary or casual employment are welcome.
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