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Redoubled efforts to save First Australians from syphilis

18/12/2018

The Morrison Government has more than doubled funding to combat the syphilis outbreak in northern, central and southern Australia, with a further $12.4 million to extend and sustain instant testing and treatment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


Boosting support for older Australians

17/12/2018

The Australian Government will deliver more support for older Australians, with a half a billion dollar ($552.9 million) increase to aged care funding including the release of 10,000 high-level home care packages within weeks.


Major health investments in primary care and aged care in 2018-19 MYEFO

17/12/2018

The Liberal National Government has made major investments in health with an additional one billion dollars for primary care and aged care in 2018–19 MYEFO.


Christmas Message for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

14/12/2018

Christmas message for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP.


Christmas Message for Organ and Tissue Donor Families

14/12/2018

Christmas message for organ and tissue donor families from Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP


Christmas Message for Senior Australians

14/12/2018

Christmas message for senior Australians from Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM, MP.


Technology to Help Senior Australians Live at Home Longer

14/12/2018

High-tech movement monitoring promises to help more senior Australians live safely in their own homes for longer, thanks to a $260,000 investment by the Australian Government.


Grassroots Listening to Improve First Nations Health

11/12/2018

A ground-breaking, four-year evaluation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care aims to produce sustained improvements in service delivery and health outcomes for First Australians.


New Appointment to Aged Care Royal Commission

11/12/2018

The Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC has been appointed as a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.


Long-term Children’s Ground Vision to Grow Better Futures

06/12/2018

Long-term Children’s Ground Vision to Grow Better Futures Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing will undergo a $5.4 million, three-year expansion, with the Morrison Government extending support for the unique, long-term project.


Residents’ Experiences to Shape Aged Care Safety and Quality

06/12/2018

The Morrison Government’s commitment to aged care transparency is highlighted in the first annual release of data and feedback on Consumer Experience Reports in residential aged care homes.


Record Growth in Seniors Receiving Home Care Packages

30/11/2018

The latest home care report shows increasing choice in home-based care for senior Australians, with almost 92,000 now receiving home aged care packages, a record annual growth rate of 29 per cent.


Land Secured for Nhulunbuy Aged Care Project

29/11/2018

There has been a major step forward in the provision of a local aged care home for First Nations people in and around Nhulunbuy, with the Australlian Government providing $549,000 to secure a sublease of land for construction of the unique project.


Landmark Reforms: The Aged Care Act 20th Anniversary

30/11/2018

The 2017-18 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Act and marks a period of landmark changes, with more to come.


Aged Care Quality Standards Stakeholder Breakfast

28/11/2018

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the Aged Care Quality Standards Stakeholder Breakfast.


Funding to Support Young Warriors for Health

28/11/2018

A successful and innovative health awareness program for young First Australians will be expanded to reach more communities across Australia.


New Quality Standards for Better Aged Care

28/11/2018

New single Aged Care Quality Standards will empower senior Australians and ensure responsibility and accountability for their care, as the Australian Government implements the most significant changes to quality standards in two decades.


New TV and Social Media Campaign Tackles First Nations HIV

27/11/2018

A new television, social media and community campaign has been launched during Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week, to increase understanding of HIV and reduce new cases among First Nations people.


Powerful New Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

27/11/2018

A new era in Australian aged care is beginning, with legislation passing Parliament to establish the nation’s first, independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.


Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference

26/11/2018

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference.

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