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Lifelong learning grows as NBN opens up new online opportunities


New research shows Australians of all ages – especially older people - are taking full advantage of online learning opportunities thanks to fast broadband access on the Australian Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN).

Optimal Cancer Care for First Nations Australians


An Australian-first Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer charts new approaches to cancer care for First Nations people, to boost their cancer treatment experience and results.

Ear Health Warriors Target Better Hearing for NT Children


Dozens of local Ear Health Project Officers will spearhead a new $7.9 million program to fight hearing loss among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory.

$2 Million in Extra Support to Tackle Elder Abuse


The Australian Government has extended its commitment to tackling elder abuse, with a $2 million boost to the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) as new figures reinforce the importance of the national service.

First Nations Health Prioritised for Continuous National Action


Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt AM has congratulated State and Territory Health Ministers and Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt for escalating the health of First Nations people to a national priority.

Rapid Response Tests Underway, Aiming to Halt Syphilis Spread


Rapid point-of-care testing is underway across three high-risk regions of Northern Australia, as part of the Australian Government’s $8.8 million surge response to the syphilis outbreak.

Aged Care Transformation to Boost Care Options in Como


Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM says the doubling in size of Meath Care’s residential facilities will significantly expand local aged care options, transforming it into a 130-bed facility with a focus on leading dementia care.

More Funding for High-tech Help to Improve Dementia Care


The Australian Government will invest $5.3 million in a pilot project to improve care for people living with dementia, with a particular emphasis on using innovative technologies

Program puts better vision for First Nations people in sight


The Australian Government has committed $2 million to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with easier access to affordable prescription glasses.

DonateLife and FFA in Goal for More Registered Organ Donors


Football fans are encouraged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register during DonateLife Week, Sunday 29 July – Sunday 5 August, with the Football Federation Australia (FFA) announcing its continued support for life-saving organ and tissue donation.

New Focus on First People’s Renal, Emotional Health, Cancer


The Australian Government has committed $23.2 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to 28 new projects.

Students Write to Save Lives Through Gift of Organ Donation


What if your words had the power to save lives? This is the challenge facing young writers across Western Australia, in a competition aiming to raise awareness of lifesaving organ donation and to increase organ donor registration.

Community Control and Local Jobs for NT Health Centres


A local jobs boost is expected in East Arnhem Land, as the final two of six remote health clinics transition to community control, after the Australian Government provided up to $1.8 million to the Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation.

What are you waiting for? Register now to save lives


This year’s DonateLife Week theme – Everyone is a potential donor. What are you waiting for? - is critical because we need many more registered organ and tissue donors.

What Are You Waiting For? Register to be an Organ Donor


Australians are urged to wait no longer to register as organ and tissue donors this DonateLife Week (29 July – 5 August 2018).

DonateLife and AFL Team up for Lifesaving Goal


Football fans across the nation are urged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register, as the Australian Football League (AFL) again teams up with DonateLife to promote lifesaving organ and tissue donation.

Last Chance to be Great, Nominate Australian of The Year


Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt AM is putting out an urgent final call for people to nominate their fellow Australians – especially seniors - for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards.

A Better Start to Life to Help More Children Thrive


Thousands more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will be given a better start to life through the further expansion of the Australian Government’s, New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (New Directions) program.

New Digital Television Network to Help in Closing The Gap


A comprehensive new digital television network will be rolled out across hundreds of health centres, as the Australian Government works with First Nations communities to Close the Gap and achieve health equality.

Funding Helps Riverland Aged Care Service Extend Vital Link


The new Ethnic Link Services centre in Renmark will share in almost $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government to support Riverland seniors to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as they want.

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