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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash was interviewed on 2SM Breakfast with Grant Goldman on 1 December 2014.
The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for works on upgrades to Kaltukatjara Health clinic in Central Australia.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash addressed the Indigenous Allied Health Australia Awards on 25 November 2014.
The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash was interviewed by Bronwen O’Shea on ABC Goulburn Murray Mornings on 13 November 2014.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash was interviewed on ABC Southern Queensland with Craig Zonca on 26 November 2014.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash addressed the Good Sports Awards on 20 November 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.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash addressed the 6th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium at the Commerial Club, Albury on 13 November 2014.
The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, met with rural doctors and health professionals in western Victoria and southern New South Wales to discuss a range of health policy issues.
Australians affected by diabetes are being urged to take regular eye tests to reduce the risk of serious vision loss or blindness.
The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash's video message to the NACCHO AGM held in Cairns, Queensland on 13 November 2014.
Improving access to mental health services and support in rural communities is a priority for the Australian Government.