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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.

Australian women living with undiagnosed osteoporosis


A new report suggests that many women may have osteoporosis without knowing it.

Interview on ABC Riverina Late Breakfast with Anne Delaney


The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash was interviewed on ABC Riverina Late Breakfast with Anne Delaney on 3 September 2014.

A strong, sustainable health system benefits rural and regional Australians


The Australian Government is determined to improve access to health services for people living in rural and remote areas.

Hearing Care Industry Association Annual Parliamentary Breakfast


The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash represented the Prime Minister at the Hearing Care Industry Association Annual Parliamentary Breakfast on 27 August 2014.

Improvement in Low Birthweights Welcome News


Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash welcomed an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released that shows improvement in a key indicator for Indigenous health.

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