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Government Announces Changes to Attract More Doctors to the Bush


The first steps toward easing regional, rural and remote doctor shortages have been delivered with major changes to workforce classification systems.

2014 Australian Medical Association – National Alcohol Summit


The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash addressed the AMA's National Alcohol Summit on 29 October 2014.

2014 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association Annual Conference


The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash addressed the NATSIHWA Annual Conference on 29 October 2014.

A Strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Key to Closing the Gap


The Australian Government has made a $3.1 billion commitment to Indigenous health funding for the next four years, a crucial part of which is supporting the role of Indigenous health workers.

Danny Green Goes Another Round Against Alcohol-Related Violence


The Australian Government will contribute $200,000 to the Danny Green Fighting Chance Foundation to support the successful Coward Punch campaign.

Expert Panel to Review Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation


The Australian Government has announced an independent review of the regulation of medicines and medical devices.

$3.6 Million for Research to Address Hearing Loss


The Assistant Minister for Health has welcomed a $3.6 million Australian Government funding boost for research into hearing loss prevention.

New Mobile Clinic Receives Support from the Australian Government


The Federal Assistant Minister for Health was in Broken Hill recently and had the opportunity to inspect a new way of delivering health services to local Aboriginal people.

Tribute to health professionals living and working in remote Australia


The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has paid tribute to the nurses and other allied health professionals who deliver health services in Australia's remote communities.

Australian manufacturers of medical devices given a level playing field


New regulations will be introduced to allow Australian manufacturers to obtain market approval for most medical devices using conformity assessment certification from European notified bodies.

$2.93 Million to Support Ballarat Medical Students


The Federal Assistant Minister for Health was in Ballarat to open a new student accommodation facility designed to help universities train medical students locally, giving them a taste of living and working in regional Victoria.

$10.5 Million for Armidale Clinical School


An Australia-first medical student programme offered jointly by two universities – one city-based, the other in the country – is providing a unique approach to overcoming doctor shortages in rural Australia.

Mobile Cardiac Care for Regional Queensland


A new Australian Government-supported mobile clinic that will bring quality cardiac and respiratory care within easier reach for people living in regional, rural and remote Queensland has been announced.

More funding will mean better health services in small country towns


Australians living in seven rural and remote communities across New South Wales will now have better access to health care and improved services.

New study highlights positive outcomes for donor families


Organ and tissue donation can bring comfort to donor family members in their loss of a loved one and enable something positive to come out of tragedy.

DonateLife community awareness grants


Community groups and local organisations throughout Australia are invited to apply for awareness grants to promote organ and tissue donation.

Research to help save PNG mothers and babies


A new Australian health research initiative will help to lower mortality rates and improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in Papua New Guinea.

Healthy bodies need healthy drinks


Indigenous communities throughout Australia are being encouraged to reach for water instead of high sugar drinks in an effort to cut obesity rates and prevent chronic disease.

Indigenous youth urged to seek headspace help


The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, headspace, has launched a new campaign to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to seek help when they are having difficulties.

Journey continues to close the gap


A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlights that while progress is being made, there is still a long way to go to close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy.

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