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Announcement of Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner today


Emeritus Professor Paul Worley will become Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner.

Better safety and security for remote health workers


The Australian Government is boosting its investment in training and professional support for health professionals working in the bush, with more than $250,000 being provided to develop training to improve personal safety and security.

Building a Stronger Health Workforce in Wannon


The Assistant Minister for Health, Dr. David Gillespie and Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan are acting on concerns raised at recent forums in August 2017 about the recruitment and retention of medical professionals in Portland and Warrnambool.

$3.4M funding for drug and alcohol treatment services across the North Coast


The NSW North Coast region is well placed to fight alcohol and other drug misuse, with the North Coast Primary Health Network commissioning a range of innovative early intervention, treatment and workforce development services.

Action on Tumut Health Services


Health experts held a special meeting this week aimed at overcoming the shortage of doctors and other health services in the Tumut region.

Federal Coalition Government delivers funding for new Local Drug Action Team to tackle ice, drugs and alcohol in the community


The Port Macquarie–Hastings, Manning and Macleay communities are receiving one of 40 new Local Drug Action Teams rolling out across the country to tackle drug use and harm.

Federal Coalition Government training more young doctors in Wide Bay region


Medical students and young doctors in the Wide Bay region will receive greater opportunities to train under the Australian Government’s additional investment in the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program.

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.

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