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Community safety on the agenda for new consultative committee


Community safety will be a priority for the new Strategic Consultative Committee for the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).

Hearing loss: Early intervention the key


Early intervention remains the key to reducing the rate of hearing loss in Australians, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash said.

$15.3 Million for Purple House


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote Central Australia will reap the benefits of a funding boost to Western Desert Dialysis, also known as Purple House.

Renewed Agreement to Improve Health and Wellbeing


The Australian Government, Northern Territory Government and Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of NT (AMSANT) have re-committed to a framework agreement aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

$10 Million Support for Central Australia Renal Patients


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote Central Australia are being further supported to access dialysis services.

Australia’s leading hospital for organ donation


The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, visited the ICU facilities at the Melbourne hospital, The Alfred, to speak with doctors and patients involved in organ donation and transplantation.

Blood Processing Centre key to Australia’s safe blood supply


The most technologically advanced and largest blood processing centre in the southern hemisphere was acknowledged by the Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, as playing a key role in ensuring Australia’s blood supply is safe and secure.

Ice Taskforce interim report


The Prime Minister presented the National Ice Taskforce interim report to COAG, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the development of a National Ice Strategy.

Talks to Focus on Indigenous Mental Health


Reducing mental illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be the focus of high level talks between government, mental health experts and Indigenous leaders at Parliament House.

Nash urges consumers to make their voices heard on country of origin labelling


Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has urged shoppers to make their views known on country of origin labelling reform via the government’s online survey, which closes Friday, 3 July.

Bigger incentives to attract doctors to rural towns begin tomorrow


New payments to help rural, regional and remote towns across Australia attract doctors begin on 1 July 2015.

Nash announces increased support for Living Organ Donors Programme


Employers offering leave to employees who are donating organs will receive extra support from the Federal Coalition Government as of July 1.

Sights set on improving eye health in regional WA


Residents of rural, regional and remote Western Australia will have better access to eye health care with an Australian Government investment in the Lions Outback Vision Van.

Australia continues to lead world on anti-smoking


Australia’s world-leading role in reducing smoking rates continues as the latest phase of the National Tobacco Campaign launches on Sunday 31 May – World No Tobacco Day.

Coalition helps stamp out Indigenous smoking


The Coalition Government’s redesigned Tackling Indigenous Smoking Programme will further reduce smoking in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Review of organ donation and transplantation programme


Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced a review of the current organ and tissue donation and transplantation programme.

Response to resignation of David Koch


Media statement from Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash on the resignation of David Koch from his position as advisory board chairman of the Organ and Tissue Authority.

Riverina Consortium to Focus on Palliative Care


Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has announced that a local consortium from Wagga Wagga was successful in securing funding of $3.3 million through the National Palliative Care Projects.

Industrial chemical assessments simplified


Businesses will save an extra $23 million a year as the Australian Government continues to cut red tape.

Palliative Care - Talking about dying won’t kill you


People nearing the end of their lives and their families, carers and nursing staff will benefit from $52 million in Australian Government funding for palliative care projects.

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