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Health Stars Help Tackle Obesity

20/01/2017

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

18/01/2017

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

16/12/2016

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

14/12/2016

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

09/12/2016

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

08/12/2016

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

02/12/2016

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

02/12/2016

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

30/11/2016

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

25/11/2016

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

18/11/2016

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

16/11/2016

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

10/11/2016

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


Australian Food and Grocery Council Industry Leaders Forum

08/11/2016

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.


Australian Government boosts funding for Manning Health Precinct

31/10/2016

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.


Australian Government boosts funding to support Geraldton Health Precinct

28/10/2016

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.


Federal Coalition Government boosts funding for Dubbo Health Precinct

25/10/2016

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.


Patient Day for Lung and Ovarian Cancer Patients in Taree

24/10/2016

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.


Australians Make Healthier Choices With Health Star Ratings

21/10/2016

More Australians are choosing healthier packaged foods, thanks to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, according to new campaign evaluation research.


Rural Medicine Australia Conference

20/10/2016

Regional, rural and remote health reform is one of the Australian Government’s key health priorities.

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