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April 2017


Smile: $11m reduces gap in rural and remote dental services

29 April 2017

Media release

People living and working in rural and remote Australia will now have access to dental services that were previously unavailable.


Five Stars for Packaged Food Rating System

28 April 2017

Media release

The Government’s voluntary Health Star Rating system for packaged foods has proved a resounding success, according to a report endorsed by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.


Delivering medical training for the Sunshine Coast

27 April 2017

Media release

The first stage of a national assessment of medical schools has been concluded and the Australian Government will collaboratively support 50 students to enable a complete university medical program to be delivered on the Sunshine Coast.


Nurses’ important contribution to Australia’s future health system

21 April 2017

Media release

Australian Government initiatives are helping to meet the challenge of ensuring the required nursing and midwifery workforce amid rising demands for health care.


Rural doctors not affected by 457 visa changes

20 April 2017

Media release

Assistant Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie, has reassured doctors and rural communities on the impacts of the Australian Government’s changes to the temporary and permanent employer-sponsored skilled migration schemes.


Federal Coalition Government announces 26 Regional Health Training Hubs and 3 new University Departments of Rural Health to boost clinical training in regional Australia

13 April 2017

Media release

Health and medical students will have greater opportunities to live, study and work in rural and regional Australia as part of the Federal Coalition’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program – another key initiative aimed at boosting Australia’s regional and rural health workforce.


Boost to drug, alcohol and Indigenous mental health treatment in Hunter and Manning regions

11 April 2017

Media release

Treatment for alcohol and drug misuse, including ice, and Indigenous mental health services across the Hunter and Manning regions are being improved with nearly $2.8 million in Commonwealth funding.


Coalition Supports Better Medical Services for Rural Mothers

08 April 2017

Media release

A number of Australian Government initiatives will help to ease the shortage of qualified doctors available to help women giving birth in rural and regional Australia.

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