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Minister Nash releases independent organ donation and transplantation review


The Government has welcomed the independent review into the organ donation and transplantation sector.

One step online registration to increase organ donation


Australians will soon be able to register as organ donors in less than ten minutes online, the Minister responsible for organ donation Fiona Nash has announced.

Extra Government Funding for Royal Flying Doctor Service


The Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, has today announced that agreement has been reached for the provision of additional funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to help give people living, working and travelling in rural and remote regions continued access to crucial medical services when they need them the most.

A new action plan to tackle ice


The Australian Government has released the National Ice Taskforce Final Report and the Commonwealth response.

Grass roots a key to tackling ice


The Australian Government will enlist local sports clubs and empower local communities to tackle the use of crystal methamphetamine or “ice”.

National day announced to honour organ and tissue donors and their families


Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash has asked Australians to reflect on the gift of organ donation this week ahead of DonateLife Thank You Day on Sunday 22 November 2015.

Healthy Food Partnership to tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating


Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash has announced a new partnership of preventative health groups, food industry bodies and government to cooperatively tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating.

New goals to improve Indigenous health


Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash has launched an Implementation Plan to help Close the Gap by improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Health Star Rating success as Uncle Toby’s improves recipes


News that Uncle Toby’s has made its recipes healthier to receive a better Health Star Rating has been welcomed by Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash.

$10 million advertising campaign to reduce Indigenous smoking rates


Some $10 million from the National Tobacco Campaign will target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with a new anti-smoking advertising campaign.

Minister welcomes Kellogg’s healthy change as Health Star Ratings power ahead


Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash has welcomed news Kellogg’s has changed the recipe of one of its biggest-selling cereals and will now receive a better Health Star Rating.

Health Ministry Announcement


The Turnbull Government is committed to ensuring Australian patients have access to a 21st century health system that provides the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Australian Health and Wellbeing on Agenda at NICNAS Roundtable


Protection of Australians and the environment was on the agenda when Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash met representatives of the Australian chemical industry at Parliament House.

Statement on Chris Thomas’ election as World Transplant Games President


A statement congratulating Transplant Australia CEO Chris Thomas on being elected President of the World Transplant Games Federation.

Statement from Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash on calls to legalise the drug “ice”


The Australian Government will never legalise a drug that destroys brain function, mental wellbeing, general health, employment, relationships, lives and families.

Statement/Letter to the editor on rural health


An update on rural, regional and remote healthcare from the Assistant Minister for Health.

Letter to the Editor from Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash


Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash is urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of the drug ice.

Coalition Government’s ice advertising cuts through


Independent evaluation into the results of the Australian Government’s ice advertising has heaped praise on the campaign.

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.

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