Posi­tion state­ments are gen­er­at­ed by CRANAplus to pro­vide our approved and ongo­ing view on issues that are broad and indus­try wide. 

In the spir­it of bet­ter togeth­er’, we have cho­sen to col­lab­o­rate with oth­er key organ­i­sa­tions on some issues to strength­en our posi­tion. We also join as co-sig­­na­­to­ries to impor­tant advo­ca­cy state­ments from time-to-time. Read more about the process of devel­op­ing posi­tion state­ments.

The below state­ments have all arisen from spe­cif­ic issues at a par­tic­u­lar time. Through eval­u­a­tion, we keep our state­ments up to date, and we con­tin­ue to devel­op new ones respon­sive to needs. 

Old­er Per­sons and Aged Care

31 Aug 2023

The need for aged care services in rural and remote Australia is significant, and yet older persons
who reside in a remote or isolated area often have limited local access to specialist…

Ngayubah Gadan Con­sen­sus State­ment — Rur­al & Remote Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary Health Teams

1 Aug 2023

CRANAplus is a signatory to this Consensus Statement, which describes the meaning of the term Rural and Remote Multidisciplinary Health Team (RRMHT) and the elements that enable these teams to be…

Remote health work­force safe­ty and security

4 Jun 2020

As the peak representative body for all healthcare professionals living and working in remote communities, CRANAplus understands that remote health workforce safety and security remains a significant…

The impacts of a chang­ing cli­mate on remote health

13 May 2020

Climate change poses a significant threat to the health of those living in rural and remote communities. CRANAplus, is deeply concerned about the substantial impact this is having, and will continue…

Sin­gle clin­i­cian posts

1 Jul 2019

Heath services have frequently appointed solo clinicians into locations where the day-to-day workload is low and the population of the community small, however a 24/7 on call
service is required.…

Pal­lia­tive care

29 Jun 2019

The essence of palliative care is to provide comfort through the prevention, early detection of pain, and other physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs. A holistic approach is required to…

Remote work­force gen­der iden­ti­ty & sex­u­al diver­si­ty inclusion

20 Jun 2019

CRANAplus embraces diversity and strongly advocates for equality of all remote health professionals in the workplace, with the promotion of ‘zero tolerance’ and social inclusion being intrinsic to…

Stu­dents and new graduates

6 May 2019

To enhance the expe­ri­ences of those inter­est­ed in remote and rur­al health care careers, CRANAplus will active­ly advo­cate and pro­mote the avail­abil­i­ty of remote place­ments for…

Cli­mate change: Open let­ter to all par­lia­men­tar­i­ans and candidates

29 Apr 2019

In the lead up to the Federal Election 2019, CRANAplus joined nearly 50 organisations and health leaders as signatories to this Open Letter. As a com­bined voice we are call­ing for effec­tive…

Birthing on country

3 Sep 2018

The devel­op­ment of this col­lab­o­ra­tive posi­tion paper between CATSI­NaM, the Aus­tralian Col­lege of Mid­wives (ACM) and CRANAplus has under­gone exten­sive con­sul­ta­tion and has built on…

Ulu­ru state­ment from the heart

26 May 2017

CRANAplus joins other health sector stakeholders in strongly endorsing the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Recognition of First Nations people in Australia's Constitution is both morally essential…