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$93M investment for health workforce agencies

18/02/2017

A national network of agencies will be redesigned to deliver better health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.


National Medical Training Advisory Network meets with Minister to discuss Australia’s health workforce challenge

17/02/2017

Federal Assistant Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie, will meet in Melbourne with members of the National Medical Training Advisory Network (NMTAN) to progress crucial work on medical education and training in Australia.


Healthy Food Partnership – Tackling Australia’s Obesity Crisis

10/02/2017

Tackling Australia’s obesity crisis is a high priority for the Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, who chaired the sixth meeting of the Healthy Food Partnership in Canberra to discuss action on providing consumers with healthier food choices.


Health Insurance Amendment Bill (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017

09/02/2017

Minister Gillespie introduced a bill to Parliament on the 9th of February, for the purpose of establishing Australia's first National Rural Health Commsissioner.


Australia's First National Rural Health Commissioner: The Champion of Regional and Rural Health Reform

08/02/2017

Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner will be an independent and high-profile advocate for regional, rural and remote health.


Health Star Rating campaign to step up in Adelaide supermarkets this Sunday

31/01/2017

Adelaide shoppers will start to see marketing of the Health Star Rating (HSR) campaign step up a gear as they make their way around their local supermarket from Sunday.


Government announces improvements to Australian General Practice Training as part of Health Workforce reforms

30/01/2017

The Australian Government has announced another important component of its significant health workforce reform agenda, handing the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program selection to the two General Practice Colleges.


Health Stars Help Tackle Obesity

20/01/2017

The Australian Government has announced a new national public awareness campaign to promote the front of pack health stars on packaged foods in an effort to help tackle Australia’s obesity epidemic.


Appointment as Assistant Minister for Health

18/01/2017

Dr David Gillespie has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister that The Hon Greg Hunt MP will be appointed the new Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.


More training opportunities for health and medical students in Mildura

16/12/2016

Health and medical students in Mildura will have even more opportunities to expand their skills as part of the Australian Government’s continued investment in rural health training through the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.


Tackling Australia’s new health workforce challenge

14/12/2016

Twenty years ago, Australia faced one of its most significant health workforce challenges. With a limited supply of doctors at the time, the Howard Government implemented a successful suite of policies which has been supported by successive governments in addressing this challenge. This led to the doubling of medical graduates, the expansion of medical training places and medical workforce growth over the last two decades.


Health workforce scholarship arrangements for 2017

09/12/2016

The Assistant Minister for Rural Health, Dr David Gillespie has provided an update on the interim health workforce scholarship arrangements for the 2017 study year.


NSW Rural Doctors Network office opening

08/12/2016

NSW Rural Doctors Network today opened new offices in Newcastle that will become a hub for rural health practitioners and organisations to the benefit of thousands of rural and remote communities across New South Wales.


Kentish Health Centre

02/12/2016

Assistant Minister for Rural Health, Dr David Gillespie, moved today to set the record straight about health care services for the Kentish community in Tasmania.


Multi-million dollar boost for Health training in Lismore

02/12/2016

Health and medical students will have greater opportunities to undertake training and clinical placements at the University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore, New South Wales.


Advertising helps Indigenous smokers to quit

30/11/2016

A significant portion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers have taken action to quit smoking after seeing the Don’t Make Smokes Your Story advertising campaign.


Food Safety Website now live for industry and consumers

25/11/2016

Australian ministers and the New Zealand minister responsible for food have released a revamped food safety website designed to give stakeholders better access to information about the joint Australian and New Zealand food regulation system.


Rural General Practice Grants

18/11/2016

Teaching, training and retaining the next generation of health workers in rural, regional and remote Australia is a priority for the Australian Government.


Australia’s rural health workforce is a top priority for Coalition Government: third rural health stakeholder roundtable

16/11/2016

The third Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable was held at Parliament House in Canberra on the 16 November 2016.


Robyn Kruk AM to Chair Food Standards Australia New Zealand Board

10/11/2016

Ms Robyn Kruk AM will be appointed as Chair of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

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