The Referendum Council was formed in December 2015 to provide advice on the next steps towards recognising Indigenous peoples in the Australian Constitution. Ms Pat Anderson AO joins Mr Mark Leibler AC as co-chair of the Council following the resignation of Professor Patrick Dodson.
In 2009, I was part of a team volunteering in Vietnam as a dental therapist when one of the dental assistants told me about her work in Alice Springs. Her passion for this work was evident and she inspired me to also look to seek work in this area upon our return.
RAHC is delighted to announce Christine Burrows, Registered Nurse, is the recipient of the 2015 Annette Walker Award. Christine has undertaken 14 placements with RAHC at Nyirippi, Ali Curung, Epenarra, Palumpa, Milingimbi, Yuendemu, Ti Tree and Finke.
We were delighted to recognise, in person, some RAHC health professionals who had achieved major milestones in the number of placements they have undertaken with us at our recent Remote Emergency Care (REC) course, delivered by CRANAplus.
Growing up in Melbourne I never had any specific ambition to work in remote areas or in Indigenous health but, by one of those twists of fate, that all changed when I joined the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) in my final year at ANU’s Medical School in Canberra.
Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has appointed Elly (Helena) Fontes as the organisation’s new Clinical Manager. Ms Fontes has stepped into the role following the departure of Fiona Wake late last year to take up a new role within the Northern Territory Department of Health.