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Graphic: RFDS SE Section General Manager of Marketing and Fundraising Andy Moore with Outback Beds member Bill Balding in Broken Hill

Outback Beds $1000 donation to RFDS

25 May 2017

​Proceeds from the sale of a 2017 Outback Beds calendar will be used to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Outback NSW.

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Rick was missing

28 Jan 2016

You live on a remote station, it's late at night and your husband is missing. There are signs of a bike accident with a kangeroo, but no sign of him....

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Indigenous staff with the RFDS

More Indigenous health workers key to Closing the Gap

27 Jan 2016

Training, employing, and supporting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health and aviation roles is necessary for Indigenous health outcomes to improve. The launch of the RFDS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) supports new health career pathways for Indigenous people.

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Half of all road deaths occur on rural roads

15 Jan 2016

"Half of all road deaths occur in remote and rural areas, despite two thirds of Australians living in cities" Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia CEO Martin Laverty said.

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RFDS delivers primary health care to Andamooka, Marla & Marree

11 Jan 2016

The Outback communities of Andamooka and Marla in the Far North of South Australia will have primary health care services provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) from 2016 following a decision by Country Health SA to appoint the RFDS as new provider.

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Acting Health Minister launches the QCoal Community Dental Service for 2016

06 Jan 2016

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Flying Doctor remains Australia's Most Reputable Charity

21 Dec 2015

Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service has again confirmed its place as the country’s most reputable charity, ranking first in the 2015 Charity Reputation Index for the fifth year running.

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RFDS Billboard launched on Yorke Peninsula

Sign of the Times on Yorke Peninsula

17 Dec 2015

Yorke Peninsula residents now have a colourful daily reminder of the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to their region. In a first for South Australia, a new roadside billboard has been unveiled on the Copper Coast Highway near Paskeville.

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Historic Sugar Bird Lady monument restored at Jandakot Airport

11 Dec 2015

The historic Sugar Bird Lady, a Mooney Mark 21 aircraft from the 1960’s, flown for the RFDS by former nurse and aviator Robin Miller, has been restored and returned to her monument on Eagle Drive in Jandakot this week.

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