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As the voice for remote health in Aus­tralia, CRANAplus reg­u­lar­ly con­tribute our stance on health pol­i­cy and issues affect­ing iso­lat­ed, rur­al and remote nurs­es and health pro­fes­sion­als. We endeav­our to voice the remote per­spec­tive with­in a range of forums through our exten­sive links with Com­mon­wealth and State Gov­ern­ments, polit­i­cal groups, and oth­er pro­fes­sion­al and work­force organisations. 

We reg­u­lar­ly pub­lish pro­fes­sion­al stan­dards and gov­er­nance guides, and devel­op posi­tion papers on a range of con­tem­po­rary health issues. Through­out all of our advo­ca­cy, we engage with our mem­ber­ship to cap­ture their exper­tise and expe­ri­ence in the remote con­text of prac­tice, and use this infor­ma­tion to inform our direction.

Key Issues

We advocate to reduce the greater burden of disease that remotely located Australians suffer compared to other Australians. Health pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in remote Aus­tralia work in some of the most geo­graph­i­cal­ly, pro­fes­sion­al­ly and social­ly iso­lat­ing envi­ron­ments in the world. This includes nurs­es, mid­wives, doc­tors, allied and oral health pro­fes­sion­als along with Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health practitioners and ​workers. We represent those who may be working in Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander com­mu­ni­ties, farm­ing dis­tricts, in off­shore min­ing, tourism, Antarc­ti­ca, on islands, in deten­tion cen­tres, jus­tice health, aeromed­ical and small remote towns often with high­ly mobile populations.

Read Our Full Statement

Read our guide on how to put remote health on the agen­da in your electorate.