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Page last updated: 20 June 2018 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

Laughter the Best Medicine for World Continence Week


Aged Care Minister and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt has called on the one in four Australians affected by incontinence to make sure they seek help and receive the support available to live life to the full and learn to “laugh without leaking”.

Guiding end of life directions for aged care


Providing Australians in all parts of the nation with support and the right advice on palliative care and advance care planning will be easier, thanks to the results of a $15 million investment by the Australian Government.

Extra health focus to make Murri League Carnival a winner


The popular, four-day Queensland Murri Rugby League Carnival will join in the fight against sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases, as funding from the Australian Government cements the future of the nation’s largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoke, drug, alcohol and sugar-free event.

Hearing help to deliver children a brighter future


The Australian Government is taking action to ensure the early detection and treatment of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in South-East Queensland.

Technology the Key to Caring for Regional Dementia Carers


The call is out for country carers of people living with dementia to join in a ground-breaking research project using technology to improve their lives and continue caring.

Grants to Help Drive Community Awareness of Gift of Life


The Australian Government has today awarded $430,000 in Community Awareness Grants to encourage more Australians and their families to discuss giving the gift of life and registering as organ and tissue donors.

Teenagers’ Positive Stories Lead to Positive Choices


Personal and positive experiences young First Nations people shared in a national storytelling competition will be used to develop a new health and wellbeing program for students, aimed at preventing drug and alcohol use.

World-Class Australian Research Leads Global Dementia Fight


A progress report on the Ausralian Government’s $200 million Boosting Dementia Research Initiative has revealed a series of potentially world-leading Australian projects now underway to combat dementia.

Australians Urged to Become Dementia Friends


Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM has called on Members of Parliament across Australia to join Dementia Friends, a social movement aiming to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.

Rural, Regional and Remote Priority for New Aged Care Places


Aged care in rural, regional and remote communities will be prioritised in a record-breaking new Aged Care Approval Round (ACAR) announced on 1 June 2018 by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM.

Wagga Wagga Volunteers Praised For Service


Selfless volunteers who provide vital friendship and companionship to senior Australians were recognised at a special appreciation event at the RSL LifeCare Remembrance Village in Wagga Wagga.

Appointment of New Aged Care Pricing Commissioner


The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has appointed John Dicer as the new Aged Care Pricing Commissioner.

Paralympics Track Record to Deliver for First Nations People


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disabilities will be encouraged and supported to get more active, through a $130,000 boost from the Australian Government for the Australian Paralympic Committee.

Bringing Advanced Health Care Services to Remote Communities


A successful program to help overcome health workforce shortages in remote communities will receive a further $6 million from the Australian Government to deliver its life-changing services.

$8 Million Budget Boost for First Australians’ Health Research


The Australian Government has reinforced its commitment to Closing the Gap in health equality, with funding of $8 million to the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

Funding to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 in remote communities


The Australian Government will provide $8 million to form a taskforce, in collaboration with the states and territories, to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 (HTLV-1) and other emerging communicable diseases in remote communities.

Marathon Boost to Continue Healthy Track Record


The influential Indigenous Marathon Project will continue setting a healthy track record across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, thanks to new investment of almost $3 million by the Australian Government.

New Reforms to Strengthen Aged Care Quality and Safety


A new, single set of quality standards will strengthen and streamline the regulation of safe, quality care for older Australians, as the Australian Government continues its unparalleled aged care reform agenda.

Palliative Care Week 2018: What Matters Most?


Following a significant Australian Government Budget boost to extend palliative care services, Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt is urging all Australians to support National Palliative Care Week, by asking the question: What matters most?

Garden program now growing healthy harvests in NT


A life-changing food growing and nutrition program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families has extended its reach into the Northern Territory.

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