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Response to resignation of David Koch

27/05/2015

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.


Review of organ donation and transplantation programme

26/05/2015

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


Riverina Consortium to Focus on Palliative Care

27/05/2015

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

26/05/2015

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

26/05/2015

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.


Royal Flying Doctor Service a big winner in rural health budget initiatives

23/05/2015

Rural and regional health is set to benefit from initiatives in the 2015-16 budget.


Some 450 rural and regional towns receive boost to attract doctors

24/05/2015

Some 450 rural and regional towns will receive greater incentives to attract GPs.


Nash begins marathon tour gathering information on ice

15/05/2015

Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, is set to travel nearly 20,000 kilometres across the length and breadth of Australia as she gathers information on all aspects of the ice issue.


Nash thanks Wodonga and surrounding communities for input on ice

15/05/2015

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has thanked Wodonga, Albury and surrounding communities for their input on issues around use of the drug ice.


Coalition Government launches advertising campaign to combat ice

10/05/2015

The Federal Coalition Government has launched a hard-hitting new advertising campaign aimed at educating families and the broader community about the dangers of the drug ice, or crystal methamphetamine.


Inaugural meeting of the National Ice Taskforce

22/04/2015

The Australian Government’s National Ice Taskforce met for the first time in Sydney on 22 April 2015.


Vast Majority of Breakfast Cereals Set to Display Health Star Ratings

21/04/2015

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has welcomed news that the vast majority of breakfast cereals are soon to display the Health Star System on their packaging.


National Ice Taskforce

08/04/2015

The Commonwealth Government will be working with States and Territories to develop a National Ice Action Strategy to tackle the growing scourge of ice (crystal methamphetamine).


Re-Establishment of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Service in Moree

01/04/2015

The Australian Government is supporting much-needed drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in Moree.


Alcohol and drug treatment funding extended

31/03/2015

Alcohol and drug treatment organisations which receive funding from the Australian Government will have their funding extended until 30 June 2016.


Global Backing for Australia in Fight Against Ice

19/03/2015

Australia's resolution to the 58th UN Conference on Narcotics – urging global cooperation on fighting the drug ice – has been formally adopted in Vienna.


RAAF swoops in to help on Indigenous health

17/03/2015

Minister Nash has welcomed a new partnership between the peak body of Aboriginal health services, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, and the Royal Australian Air Force.


Australia's resolution on ice gathers support at UN drugs conference

12/03/2015

Australia's resolution to the 58th UN Conference on Narcotics - urging global cooperation on fighting the drug ice - is gathering support.


Transcript of Interview on Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly about the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

10/03/2015

Transcript of Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash on Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly about the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs


Australia to highlight issues around ice at UN drugs policy conference

08/03/2015

Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash, will attend the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna.

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