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Survey Reinforces Fight Against Smoking and Substance Abuse

17/07/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has welcomed the release of key findings from the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey which show smoking rates in Australia are falling and young people are putting off their first drink of alcohol.


Passing of an Indigenous Advocate and Managing Director of Vibe Australia

15/07/2014

Statement of condolence on the passing of an Indigenous Advocate and Managing Director of Vibe Australia.


New Report Identifies Australia’s Stroke ‘Hotspots’

14/07/2014

A new report released by the National Stroke Foundation identifies the current and future ‘hotspots’ for stroke which will help inform Australia’s response to the disease.


Electronic Donor Record Enhances Australian Organ and Tissue Donation Processes

11/07/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced a new national clinical information system to streamline organ and tissue donation processes across Australian hospital networks.


New Agreement Will Continue Australia’s Efforts to Eradicate Trachoma

10/07/2014

The Australian Government will provide $16.5 million over four years to prevent and treat trachoma in Indigenous communities in NSW, NT, SA and WA.


Improved Primary Health Care for South-East Queensland Indigenous Patients

03/07/2014

Two new Australian Government-funded clinics in the rapidly growing South-East Queensland region will provide essential primary health care services to Indigenous Australians.


Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

01/07/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced one-off funding of $375,000 for the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS) in NSW.


Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

01/07/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Member for Wannon Dan Tehan announced one-off funding for the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) in Victoria of $375,000.


New Campaign Encourages New and Expecting Mums to Protect Their Babies by Not Drinking Alcohol

01/07/2014

Reducing the impact of alcohol-related harm on unborn and newborn babies is the focus of a new health campaign.


Health star rating system on track

27/06/2014

Australian and New Zealand Food Ministers agreed further steps for the voluntary healthy star rating front of pack labelling system at the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation.


Government Funds National Strategy to Target Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

25/06/2014

The Australian Government will provide $9.2 million to the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Action Plan to address the harmful impact of FASD on children and families.


Another Step Towards Indigenous Health Equality

24/06/2014

The Australian Government is taking another important step towards securing health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


A Better Start to Life for Indigenous Children

19/06/2014

The Australian Government's Better Start to Life approach targets the health of Indigenous mothers and babies so children are given the best possible start to life.


DonateLife Resources Launched

19/06/2014

DonateLife resources are now available to support decision-making about organ and tissue donation in 18 languages.


Johnson and Johnson - Productive Ageing – The State of Australia’s Health System

16/06/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash represented the Prime Minister at the Johnson and Johnson, Productive Ageing – The State of Australia’s Health System conference.


$700,000 Investment to Support More Medical Trainees in Griffith

11/06/2014

More medical students are training at the University of New South Wales’ Rural Clinical School campus in Griffith following an Australian Government-funded upgrade of the training facility.


3rd National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference

04/06/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash opened the 3rd National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference on 4 June 2014.


Indigenous Knowledge Centre to Help Reduce Alcohol and Substance Misuse

04/06/2014

A new national information service has been established to support the reduction of alcohol and other drug misuse in Indigenous communities.


Campaign Launched on World No Tobacco Day

31/05/2014

The Australian Government has launched a new phase of the National Tobacco Campaign to coincide with World No Tobacco Day.


Minister Nash attends the Long Walk

31/05/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash joined hundreds of fellow Australians at the start of the 10th Anniversary of the Long Walk Fun Walk at Melbourne’s Domain Gardens on 31 May 2014.

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