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New Rural Health Commissioner makes bush maternity care a priority

On Tuesday the NRPC hosted an address by newly-appointed Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Ruth Stewart at the National Press Club in Canberra. To coincide with World Prematurity Day, Professor Stewart presented the stark statistics surrounding the rate of premature births in remote, rural and regional Australia and the correlation between the closure of many bush… Continue reading New Rural Health Commissioner makes bush maternity care a priority

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Agriculture leaders tackle tough questions

The National Rural Press Club was pleased to host it’s first event since Canberra emerged from lockdown. On Thursday 8 October following the Federal Budget, newly-elected President Lucy Barbour moderated a lively debate between Minister for Agriculture, Drought & Emergency Management, David Littleproud and shadow agriculture spokesperson Joel Fitzgibbon. The event was hosted at the… Continue reading Agriculture leaders tackle tough questions

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Aussies Scoop The Pool in Global Ag Journalism Awards

The National Rural Press Club congratulates all Australian journalists on their awards with special mention to National Rural Press Club Members Brett Worthington and Lucy Barbour for their success in taking out major prizes on the world stage of agricultural journalism.   Australia’s best rural broadcasters and photographers have taken out major prizes at this… Continue reading Aussies Scoop The Pool in Global Ag Journalism Awards

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Drought report wins inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Award

Canberra-based ABC reporter Lucy Barbour has taken out the top prize at the National Rural Press Club’s inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Award for her report on the huge impact of drought within and beyond rural communities. Best News Coverage and Overall Winner, Lucy Barbour, ABC The prize of $5000 is one of the richest… Continue reading Drought report wins inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Award