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$93M investment for health workforce agencies


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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