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July 2014


Survey Reinforces Fight Against Smoking and Substance Abuse

17 July 2014

Media release

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 July 2014

Media release

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


New Report Identifies Australia’s Stroke ‘Hotspots’

14 July 2014

Media release

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 July 2014

Media release

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 July 2014

Media release

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 July 2014

Media release

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 July 2014

Media release

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.


Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

01 July 2014

Media release

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.


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

01 July 2014

Media release

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

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