The first steps toward easing regional, rural and remote doctor shortages have been delivered with major changes to workforce classification systems.
The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash addressed the AMA's National Alcohol Summit on 29 October 2014.
The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash addressed the NATSIHWA Annual Conference on 29 October 2014.
The Australian Government has made a $3.1 billion commitment to Indigenous health funding for the next four years, a crucial part of which is supporting the role of Indigenous health workers.
The Australian Government will contribute $200,000 to the Danny Green Fighting Chance Foundation to support the successful Coward Punch campaign.
The Australian Government has announced an independent review of the regulation of medicines and medical devices.
The Assistant Minister for Health has welcomed a $3.6 million Australian Government funding boost for research into hearing loss prevention.
The Federal Assistant Minister for Health was in Broken Hill recently and had the opportunity to inspect a new way of delivering health services to local Aboriginal people.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has paid tribute to the nurses and other allied health professionals who deliver health services in Australia's remote communities.
New regulations will be introduced to allow Australian manufacturers to obtain market approval for most medical devices using conformity assessment certification from European notified bodies.
The Federal Assistant Minister for Health was in Ballarat to open a new student accommodation facility designed to help universities train medical students locally, giving them a taste of living and working in regional Victoria.
An Australia-first medical student programme offered jointly by two universities – one city-based, the other in the country – is providing a unique approach to overcoming doctor shortages in rural Australia.
A new Australian Government-supported mobile clinic that will bring quality cardiac and respiratory care within easier reach for people living in regional, rural and remote Queensland has been announced.
Australians living in seven rural and remote communities across New South Wales will now have better access to health care and improved services.
Organ and tissue donation can bring comfort to donor family members in their loss of a loved one and enable something positive to come out of tragedy.
Community groups and local organisations throughout Australia are invited to apply for awareness grants to promote organ and tissue donation.
A new Australian health research initiative will help to lower mortality rates and improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in Papua New Guinea.
Indigenous communities throughout Australia are being encouraged to reach for water instead of high sugar drinks in an effort to cut obesity rates and prevent chronic disease.
The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, headspace, has launched a new campaign to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to seek help when they are having difficulties.
A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlights that while progress is being made, there is still a long way to go to close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy.