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Statement on country of origin labelling

26/02/2015

Statement from Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash on country of origin labelling.


Update on Situation around Imported Berries And Hepatitis A

24/02/2015

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, have moved to update Australians on the situation involving imported frozen berries and Hepatitis A.


Action on Hepatitis A

18/02/2015

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has moved to outline actions being taken following the importation and distribution of berries which appear to have carried Hepatitis A.


2014 Organ and Tissue Donation Outcomes

10/02/2015

Some 1,117 Australian lives were transformed by the generosity of 378 organ donors in 2014.


New maps to better identify rural, regional and remote doctor shortages

02/02/2015

Rural, regional and remote communities will find it easier to attract GPs following the Australian Government’s announcement of new maps to better identify doctor shortages.


Tackling ICE a priority of the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs

22/12/2014

The harm associated with the dangerous drug Ice will be a key focus of the newly shaped Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs.


Community Awareness Grants motivate Australians to DonateLife

17/12/2014

The Australian Government is providing funding of $462,064 for public awareness initiatives that encourage Australian families to discuss and know each other's organ and tissue donation wishes.


Interview on SUNRISE PROGRAM - Tackling ICE first priority for reshaped drugs and alcohol council.

14/12/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash was interviewed on the Channel 7 Sunrise Program with Andrew O'Keefe and Monique Wright on 14 December 2014.


‘Ice’ the First Priority for Government's Reshaped Drugs and Alcohol Council

14/12/2014

The Australian Government has tasked its reshaped advisory council on drugs and alcohol to examine as a priority the issues facing Australia from methamphetamine use, and in particular the rising use of the drug ice.


Official opening of the Port Macquarie Base Hospital expansion

10/12/2014

The opening of new and expanded facilities at Port Macquarie Base Hospital will significantly improve access to quality hospital care by local residents and communities along the Mid-North Coast.


Health Star Rating: making healthier choices at a glance

06/12/2014

Parents will more easily be able to make healthy food choices for their families through the introduction of a new star rating food labelling initiative.


Grants to help rural practices take on trainees and GP registrars

05/12/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash, has urged rural and regional general practices to apply for grants to build the facilities needed to take on more trainees and GP registrars.


Expert panel to consult on rural health incentives and training

01/12/2014

The Australian Government has appointed an independent expert panel to consult on how the GPRIP can best encourage doctors to towns in rural, regional and remote areas where they are needed most.


Interview on 2SM Breakfast with Grant Goldman

01/12/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash was interviewed on 2SM Breakfast with Grant Goldman on 1 December 2014.


Joint Media Statement by Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health, and Peter Styles, NT Minister for Infrastructure, regarding the Kaltukatjara Health Clinic

27/11/2014

The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for works on upgrades to Kaltukatjara Health clinic in Central Australia.


Indigenous Allied Health Australia Awards

25/11/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash addressed the Indigenous Allied Health Australia Awards on 25 November 2014.


Interview ABC Goulburn Murray Mornings with Bronwen O’Shea

13/11/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash was interviewed by Bronwen O’Shea on ABC Goulburn Murray Mornings on 13 November 2014.


Interview on ABC Southern Queensland with Craig Zonca

26/11/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash was interviewed on ABC Southern Queensland with Craig Zonca on 26 November 2014.


Address at the Good Sports Awards

20/11/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash addressed the Good Sports Awards on 20 November 2014.


Healthy sporting clubs recognised with Good Sports awards

20/11/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has congratulated the winners of the Good Sports Awards which recognise sporting clubs that promote healthy lifestyles and reduce excessive alcohol consumption.

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