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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.


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.

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