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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching, training and retaining the next generation of health workers in rural, regional and remote Australia is a priority for the Australian Government.
The third Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable was held at Parliament House in Canberra on the 16 November 2016.
Ms Robyn Kruk AM will be appointed as Chair of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.
Assistant Minister for Rural Health, Dr David Gillespie, addressed the Australian Food and Grocery Council Industry Leaders Forum as Australian and global food, grocery and beverage companies met in Canberra.
The Taree Health Precinct has been given a further boost thanks to the Australian Government’s announcement that Newcastle University will receive $29.24 million between 2016 and 2018 under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.
The Geraldton Health Precinct has been given a further boost thanks to the Australian Government’s announcement that the University of Western Australia will receive $39.8-million between 2016 and 2018 under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.
The Dubbo Health Precinct has been given a further boost thanks to the Australian Government’s announcement that Sydney University will receive $51.7 million between 2016 and 2018 under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program.
Lung and ovarian cancer patients in Taree participated in a community organised event to provide support for these people and their loved ones, and raise awareness about the needs of cancer patients in rural areas.
More Australians are choosing healthier packaged foods, thanks to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, according to new campaign evaluation research.
Regional, rural and remote health reform is one of the Australian Government’s key health priorities.