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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. 

Blood dona­tion in Australia

3 Aug 2020

We have joined the Australian College of Nursing in calling for Australia to catch up with other OECD countries who have made it possible for queer, gay and bisexual men to donate blood more than…

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…

Old­er per­sons and aged care

10 Jul 2019

Healthy ageing is integral to maintaining quality of life for older persons, and this is no less important for those living in remote and isolated areas across Australia. There are four pillars that…

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…

Nurs­es and mid­wives sup­port­ing the health of our community

15 Apr 2019

CRANAplus has joined with other nursing and midwifery peak organisations to identify key issues in the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election.

Rur­al nurs­ing sym­po­sium out­come & directions

2 Apr 2019

On the 28th February more than 60 rural nurses, leaders and academics gathered in Canberra for the Inaugural CRANA Rural Nursing Symposium. The purpose of the Symposium was to identify and prioritise…

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…

Cul­tur­al respect & cul­tur­al safety

6 Sep 2017

This paper acknowl­edges that racism is a social deter­mi­nant for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander health and advo­cates for health pro­fes­sion­als, to have a shared under­stand­ing of…

Frame­work for nation­al strat­e­gy on cli­mate, health & well-being for Australia

16 Jun 2017

Health pro­fes­sion­als, espe­cial­ly those who work in remote, iso­lat­ed and rur­al envi­ron­ments, know bet­ter than any­one that cli­mate change is already hav­ing sig­nif­i­cant adverse effects…

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…