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New anti-smoking campaign aims to Close the Gap

01/05/2016

The Coalition Government will launch the latest phase of the National Tobacco Campaign tonight as it aims to Close the Gap in smoking rates.


Statement from Minister Nash following meeting of remote health providers

06/04/2016

Statement from Minister Nash following meeting of remote health providers


Statement from Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash

30/03/2016

Statement from Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash following the death of remote area nurse Gayle Woodford in the NPY lands.


National Rural Health Student Network celebrates milestone

17/03/2016

Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash, has congratulated the National Rural Health Student Network on 21 years of operation and the promotion of rural health careers.


Government Supports Closing the Gap in Eye Health

11/03/2016

Senator Fiona Nash, Minister for Rural Health and Deputy Leader of the Nationals, has announced $2.5 million in funding to provide continued support to the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne.


Figures reveal Ice Taskforce was the right call

29/02/2016

New figures from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Council revealing ice use tripled between 2009-10 and 2013-14.


Canberrans celebrate 10 years of the Gift of Life DonateLife Walk

24/02/2016

Thousands of Australians showed their support for organ and tissue donation by taking part in the 10th annual Gift of Life DonateLife Walk around Lake Burley Griffin.


Support for Breastfeeding

19/02/2016

Almost $1 million will be provided to the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) to allow it to continue its 24 hour National Breastfeeding Helpline.


Australia’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation rates improve in 2015

09/02/2016

Australia has continued its improvement in organ and tissue donation and transplantation with a record year in 2015.


Minister Nash releases independent organ donation and transplantation review

02/02/2016

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


One step online registration to increase organ donation

02/02/2016

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

07/01/2016

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

06/12/2015

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


Grass roots a key to tackling ice

05/12/2015

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

16/11/2015

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

08/11/2015

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

22/10/2015

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

13/10/2015

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

12/10/2015

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

12/10/2015

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.

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