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Building on a Caring Decade for Remote NT Communities


A program placing health professionals in remote Northern Territory communities has marked a decade of service and is going into its eleventh year with $6 million funding from the Australian Government.

Calling Regional Carers to Join New High-Tech Connection


A high-tech regional network is being rolled out to support carers of people with dementia across three states, thanks to a $1.7 million investment from the Australian Government.

Baby Coming Project to Give Children Best Start in Life


A new touchscreen application tailored to support First Nations mothers to give their babies the best start in life will be trialled across Australia.

Funding to Help Primary Health Clinics Deliver Quality Care


Twenty-five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services across the nation are undertaking facility upgrades and repairs, thanks to more than $2.7 million in funding from the Service Maintenance Program.

NSW’s first Islamic faith aged care home opened


New South Wales’ first aged care home for senior Muslim Australians has formally been opened.

Expanded Rollout of Rapid Response Syphilis Tests


The Australian Government is rolling out the next stage of the immediate testing and treatment of syphilis in Indigenous communities.

More Aged Care Places for First Australians


More than 900 additional First Nations people in remote Australia will have access to residential and home aged care services close to family, home or country, thanks to Australian Government funding.

Appointment of Royal Commissioners and Terms of Reference


The Australian Government has recommended that the Governor General appoint the Honourable Justice Joseph McGrath and Lynelle Briggs AO as Royal Commissioners into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Local Action Funded to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease


Five Aboriginal Medical Services and the Telethon Kids Institute will receive more than $4.6 million to target Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) hot spots across the nation.

Boost to local disability and aged care workforce


The Australian Government’s $33 million Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program takes a major step forward with the appointment of its first group of regional and specialist coordinators.

$100 Million to Help Senior Australians Live at Home for Longer


The Australian Government will invest an additional $100 million over two years to support senior Australians to remain living independently in their own homes.

Tender Now Open for Aged Care System Navigator Trials


More help will soon be at hand for senior Australians needing guidance to navigate their way through the aged care system, thanks to a new Australian Government project.

Aged Care Innovation Tackles Rising Dementia Challenge


An innovative inner Sydney residential aged care service is helping reduce the trauma for senior Australians living with dementia, as a new report highlights the growing challenge of the condition.

Record Increase in Senior Australians Receiving Home Care


The number of senior Australians receiving home care packages has surged by more than 20 per cent in 12 months, according to the latest quarterly home care report.

Supporting a Secure Start for Ceduna Children and Parents


A unique Ceduna project helping local parents give their children the best start in life in secure housing, while accessing vital support services, is receiving a significant boost from the Australian Government.

Royal Commission Roundtables Seek Comprehensive Input


Four extensive aged care roundtables canvassing input from care consumers, family members, the workforce, providers and diversity groups are being held in Sydney, to contribute to the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into the aged care sector.

Reaffirmed Commitment to Partnering for Good Health and Wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


Australia’s peak bodies for Indigenous health and specialist medicine have reaffirmed their commitment to working with the Australian Government as partners in reducing the current gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians under the Closing the Gap strategy.

Reminder: Consultation Open for Aged Care Royal Commission


Approximately 3,000 submissions have been received so far on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into the aged care sector, with just one day left before online submissions close.

Increase in Aged Care Complaints Received


The past year has seen a 23 per cent increase in the number of complaints received by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.

Community Urged to Contribute to Aged Care Royal Commission


The community can have its say on the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission into the Aged Care Sector with an online feedback tool now available.

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