Population size, rural health and the two-speed economy (media release)

This media release discusses the national debate about the future of rural and remote communities. The vision and the plan will recognise the major contributions that rural and remote regions will continue to make to the nation, and the relationship between people’s location and wellbeing.

Governments need to watch closely the impacts on health of population decline and the loss of services, while continuing to invest in programs that support community development and communities in transition. Growth that is too rapid can also have adverse effects on families and communities.

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