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2020 Contract Negotiations have commenced

Please email us your feedback

Keep an eye out for updates.

Industrial Contract Negotiations

Current GP hospital Contracts will expire 30 November 2020 and RDASA have again been invited, alongside AMASA, to negotiate the new Contracts on behalf of our rural general practitioner workforce.

For our rural workforce model to be attractive and sustainable, we believe some fundamental shifts in employment are required. This will see a change in focus and discussion this year as we advocate for stronger workforce conditions and alternative employment models.

Please take a moment and review your current contract and send comments and communication to RDASA President Dr Peter Rischbieth at info@rdasa.com.au

1 SARMFA GP Agreement - Small Hospitals

2 SARMFA GP Agreement - Large Hospitals

3 SAMSOF - for SARMFA as at 1 December 2017

Further resources can be found on our Resources Page - 'Rural Doctor Contracts'

We look forward to sharing updates with you all over the following months.

The Rural Doctors' Association of South Australia

The Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA) was established in 1991 to provide medico-political and industrial advocacy for South Australian rural doctors.

RDASA offers all rural doctors industrial and policy representation within Australia and national through the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA).

We are wholly dedicated to the viability and support of all rural medical practitioners and assisting their practices provide quality services to their communities.

Latest News

Nothing off the table: all rural health programs should be reviewed

Rural Doctors Association of Australia make Budget Submission


Rural health initiatives across the board need refocussing on delivering actual results into truly rural areas, with better accountability and rationalisation of programs urgently needed.


The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has submitted a raft of practical, costed suggestions to the Federal Government in their Budget Submission, which outlines how the existing money in rural health could be better invested to achieve real results on the ground.


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Love it when a plan comes together… well so far

News this week that the first shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Australia and the TGA approval of the Astra Zeneca vaccine has been welcomed by rural doctors.


The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has been monitoring the Government plans closely and have been given repeated assurances that the vaccine will be made available to rural and remote Australians, as each phase of the vaccine roll out occurs.


The vaccine will start being received by the most vulnerable Australians and frontline border and health workers from next week, pending final batch testing.


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