On the 12th and 13th of February Chips Mackinolty from the Central Australian Academic Health Science Network, Christine Jorm and Jenny May from NSW Regional Health Partners and Warren Payne from the Western Alliance made a visit to Canberra to promote the Spinifex Network and to discuss how the network could help government deliver on its priorities.

On the 13th we were privileged to attend the National Rural Health Alliance Parliamentary Breakfast which launched their position statement on ‘Climate Change and Rural Health. In our meeting with one of Minister Hunt’s senior advisors we were provided with a briefing on the degree of the Minister’s concern regarding rural workforce shortages and future engagement opportunities for the Spinifex network were offered.

L – R: Chips Mackinolty, Warren Payne, Jenny May and Christine Jorm.