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Boost to Practical Medical Research in Regional NSW

29/06/2017

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

27/06/2017

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

26/06/2017

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

22/06/2017

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

14/06/2017

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

10/06/2017

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

09/06/2017

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

07/06/2017

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

01/06/2017

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

31/05/2017

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

17/05/2017

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

12/05/2017

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

09/05/2017

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

29/04/2017

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

29/04/2017

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

28/04/2017

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.


Delivering medical training for the Sunshine Coast

27/04/2017

The first stage of a national assessment of medical schools has been concluded and the Australian Government will collaboratively support 50 students to enable a complete university medical program to be delivered on the Sunshine Coast.


Nurses’ important contribution to Australia’s future health system

21/04/2017

Australian Government initiatives are helping to meet the challenge of ensuring the required nursing and midwifery workforce amid rising demands for health care.


Rural doctors not affected by 457 visa changes

20/04/2017

Assistant Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie, has reassured doctors and rural communities on the impacts of the Australian Government’s changes to the temporary and permanent employer-sponsored skilled migration schemes.


Federal Coalition Government announces 26 Regional Health Training Hubs and 3 new University Departments of Rural Health to boost clinical training in regional Australia

13/04/2017

Health and medical students will have greater opportunities to live, study and work in rural and regional Australia as part of the Federal Coalition’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program – another key initiative aimed at boosting Australia’s regional and rural health workforce.

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