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Australian Government delivers for the Heart Bus


The Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, joined the Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud, MP, and the founder of the Heart of Australia, Dr Rolf Gomes in Dalby to announce $1 million towards supporting the delivery of the lifesaving service.

Dr Brian Richards Reappointed as Director of NICNAS


Dr Brian Richards has been reappointed as the Director of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).

Coalition Government grants to boost training in general practice


More doctors, nurses and other health professionals will complete their training in regional Australia as a result of more than $13 million in Government funding for grants towards general practices in regional Australia.

More jobs and clinical training opportunities for young doctors


Twenty six new Regional Training Hubs will create more opportunities for young doctors to stay, study, work and live in rural and regional Australia, rather than returning to cities for all of their postgraduate training.

Boost to Practical Medical Research in Regional NSW


Patients in regional NSW, including people suffering from anxiety and depression, will soon directly benefit from an injection of Australian Government funds into health and medical research.

Scholarships to Improve Rural Health Services


A new scholarship scheme will support health professionals working in rural and regional areas to increase their skills and capabilities.

New food allergy resource website for young people


Teens and young people living with severe food allergies are being encouraged to start a conversation with their peers via a new website that could potentially save their lives.

Coalition creates history with Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner


New legislation has paved the way for the appointment of a new champion for rural health and the doctors, nurses and allied health workers who care for those living in these communities.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for a Worthy Cause


It’s World Blood Donor Day — and we are being encouraged to roll up our sleeves and donate for a worthy cause.

Barunga Festival: Don't Make Smokes Your Story


The Don’t Make Smokes Your Story campaign is empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to quit smoking.

Innovate, navigate and communicate - 28th Rural Doctors Association of Queensland Conference


Rural doctors and health professionals are meeting in Townsville to discuss current issues and future plans for health care throughout rural and regional Queensland.

Gympie to receive new youth mental health services


A new headspace youth mental health service will be established at Gympie in Queensland to help support the mental health of young people in this region.

Australian Industrial Chemicals Reform


Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, has introduced a package of six Bills reforming industrial chemicals regulation in Australia.

It’s a good day to quit smoking


Smokers are being urged to take stock of their health and quit smoking this World No Tobacco Day – 31 May 2017.

Walk Safely to School Day


Walking to school under supervision of a responsible adult or teenager is an easy way to provide children with healthy regular physical activity.

Celebrating the Contribution of Our Nurses and Midwives


Between International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May we proudly celebrate the contribution that nurses and midwives make to our community and our health system.

Affix Label Here: Food Allergy Week


Federal Assistant Minister for Health, David Gillespie, encouraged food businesses in Australia to make sure they label their food correctly to minimise the harm and potential fatalities caused by allergic reactions to some ingredients.

Australia leads in innovation for rural health


The Australian Government’s innovative reforms to improve the health of rural, regional and remote communities were today showcased to the 14th World Rural Health Conference.

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


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


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.

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