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Annual Report - Appendix 7: Occupational Health and Safety
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APPENDIX 7 – MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS AT 30 JUNE 2005


THE HON TONY ABBOTT MP, MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND AGEING


The Hon Tony Abbott MP, as senior Minister and member of Cabinet, holds overarching policy responsibility for all issues pertaining to health and ageing, and has specific responsibility for:
  • Medicare benefits;
  • hospitals;
  • medical indemnity;
  • private health insurance;
  • medical workforce issues;
  • the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme;
  • pharmacy issues;
  • population health, including issues concerning HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, immunisation, obesity, specific women’s and men’s health issues, environmental health issues and drug abuse reduction;
  • biosecurity and bioterrorism;
  • national health priorities (with the exception of injury prevention, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions and asthma);
  • rural and regional health;
  • health and medical research and biotechnology;
  • diagnostics and technology;
  • Indigenous health issues;
  • e-Health;
  • strategic policy analysis and evaluation; and
  • corporate leadership and resource management.

THE HON JULIE BISHOP MP, MINISTER FOR AGEING


As Minister for Ageing, Ms Bishop has responsibility for:
  • the National Strategy for an Ageing Australia;
  • the National Continence Management Strategy;
  • a range of programs to meet the needs of Australia’s ageing population, including:
      Home and Community Care
      Residential Care
      National Respite for Carers - including the Carer Information and Support Program, Carer Respite Centres and Carer Resource Centres
      Aged Care Assessment
      Community Care Packages
      Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged
      the Complaints Resolution Scheme
      Dementia Support Services
      Advocacy Services
      the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd
  • the Hearing Services Program and policy;
  • injury and falls prevention;
  • arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions; and
  • human cloning and stem cell research.

THE HON CHRISTOPHER PYNE MP, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND AGEING


Mr Pyne assists Minister Abbott by assuming responsibility for matters relating to:
  • the Therapeutic Goods Administration;
  • the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator;
  • the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme;
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand;
  • food policy;
  • the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency;
  • blood and organ donation;
  • mental health and suicide prevention;
  • alcohol;
  • tobacco;
  • illicit drugs;
  • autism; and
  • asthma.


Produced by the Portfolio Strategies Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
URL: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/annrpt/publishing.nsf/Content/appendix7-occupational-health-safety-1
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