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February 2017

New CEO for Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)

22 February 2017

Media release

Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, today announced that the Board of Food Standards Australia and New Zealand has appointed Mr Mark Booth as the new CEO of the internationally esteemed food standards agency.

$93M investment for health workforce agencies

18 February 2017

Media release

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

17 February 2017

Media release

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

10 February 2017

Media release

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

09 February 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

08 February 2017

Media release

Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner will be an independent and high-profile advocate for regional, rural and remote health.

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