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Bursaries open doors for those in remote areas

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 12th May 2022 -  Bursaries are now open for this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum For people living in rural and remote areas, attending a conference or event can seem out of reach. Simply getting

Rural community groups struggling under weight of keeping towns alive

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 9th December 2021 -  “Without these services, their towns would simply wither and die.” Despite community organisations in rural and regional areas serving as the lifeblood of their communities, many

What does it take to rejuvenate a declining rural community?

Matt Pfahlert, Wednesday, 6th October 2021 -  To thrive into the future, Australia’s rural communities need to simultaneously build economic, social, cultural and creative capital, writes Matt Pfahlert, CEO of the Australian

Drought assistance not a sufficient prescription for rural mental health

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 14th November 2019 -  One-off measures that only address financial implications will hardly be a long-term solution for the growing intensity and range of challenges facing rural communities, writes

Aussies urged to help rural communities doing it tough

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th May 2019 -  Australians are being encouraged to give generously to rural charities before the end of the financial year, with fears regional communities are being neglected in favour of major

Rural volunteers in crisis

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Rural Western Australian volunteers are under immense stress, and receive little government support despite being the “lifeblood” of most communities, new research has found.

Emergency Drought Aid a Welcome Relief, But Long Term Focus Needed

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th August 2018 -  The social sector should unite to provide long term support for drought-affected farmers and their communities once the issue “leaves the headlines”, a rural sector advocate believes.

Rural and Remote Mental Health Services in Need of Overhaul

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th June 2018 -  Mental health services in rural and remote areas needs a complete overhaul according to the National Rural Health Alliance, which has found there are only two psychiatrists for every

The Value of Small Grants in Rural and Regional Communities

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  Grantmakers need to recognise the value of small grants and realise that “context is everything”, according to the CEO of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. After an 18

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Why Rural Australia is Facing a Volunteer Crisis

Contributor, Wednesday, 16th May 2018 -  Australia’s rural communities are facing a looming volunteering crisis with a new strategy desperately needed, writes Amanda Davies, Kirsten Holmes and Leonie Lockstone-Binney

New Strategy Needed to Address Rural Mental Health ‘Crisis’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 -  The peak body for the mental health sector has called for a “carefully planned workforce strategy” to address a “crisis” in mental health service access in rural Australia, with rural

Royal Flying Doctor Service Celebrates 90 Years Servicing the Community

Luke Michael, Monday, 8th January 2018 -  Reducing the ongoing disparity in health outcomes between rural and metropolitan Australia will remain a key focus of The Royal Flying Doctor Service, as it celebrates its 90th year
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