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NRL rolls out Indigenous All Stars mental health program


The Australian Government is investing $660,000 over three years into the National Rugby League’s (NRL) Indigenous All Stars, State of Mind program.

$4 million for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care providers


Applications for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program 2018–2019 bi-annual one-off grants opened today.

$6 million to improve nutrition and health in remote Aboriginal communities


The Australian Government is investing a further $6 million to expand the EON Foundation’s life-changing Thriving Communities program.

Reforms continue as Aged Care Royal Commission begins


Monday 11 February 2019 will be remembered as one of the most important days for aged care in Australia, as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety begins its first public hearings in Adelaide.

$70 million a year to better support people with severe symptoms of dementia


Some of the most vulnerable Australians who live with dementia will benefit from a world-first national network of specialist care units, thanks to an annual $70 million investment from the Australian Government.

900 Aged Care Places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Seniors


Applications are now open for the second round of expansion funding under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) program.

Extra $58 Million a Year, 775 More Places for Life-Changing Aged Care


Over 5,000 more senior Australians will benefit from specialised care programs to help them continue living independent, healthy lives in their own homes, after a record allocation of 775 new Short-Term Restorative Care places by the Liberal National Government.

$22.9 Million Investment to Get Older Australians More Active


Twenty-seven organisations will share in an investment of almost $23 million by the Liberal & Nationals Government aimed at getting millions of older Australians moving more often.

Listening to and supporting local voices to prevent youth suicide


I met with young community leaders, Elders, representatives of suicide prevention organisations, health and government agencies and police to discuss and fast-track grassroots actions to counter the growing challenge of youth suicide.

Improving Aboriginal health through better quality control and data


Improving people’s health through better quality control and health data collection at local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services is the aim of a $2.8 million national project funded by the Australian Government.

Innovative cultural safety training for nurses and midwives


The Australian Government will provide $350,000 to produce an Australian-first online cultural safety training course for nurses and midwives delivering frontline care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Lifesaving record as many more Australians say yes to Gift of Life


Australia has recorded a major increase in lifesaving and life changing organ donations and transplants, following a record rise in donor consent rates over the past year.

Aged Care Restraint Regulation to Protect Senior Australians


Chemical and physical restraint in aged care homes will be better regulated, following extensive examination of this important issue over the past 18 months.

Aged Care Royal Commission a Crucial Step Forward


The Royal Commission is a crucial step forward in determining the full extent of problems in aged care and understanding the challenges and opportunities in delivering quality, sustainable aged care services now and into the future.

$15 Million Extra to Support Senior Australians to Live at Home


The Australian Government is helping senior Australians stay in their own homes for longer, with an additional $15 million to support independent living.

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council


Another significant milestone has been achieved under the Australian Government’s comprehensive aged care reform agenda, with the formation of Australia’s first Aged Care Workforce Industry Council.

New TV Network Channels Good Health to First Australians


A new digital television network now rolling out across the nation aims to help Close the Gap in health equality by revolutionising the way hundreds of thousands of First Australians receive health information.

New Year, New Life Checks to Prepare for Longer, Better Lives


Millions of Australians are being asked to take a free online Life Check on a new website launched today.

Victoria Park Village Hub Gives More Choices for Longer Lives


The Connect Victoria Park Village Hub is celebrating a year of success, offering a unique and coordinated range of services to help senior Australians remain connected and active in their community.

New nurse housing to boost remote community renal services


The Purple House renal health project will be able to build on its success, with the Australian Government providing a further $1.36 million for construction of two new houses for nurses in Pukatja, South Australia, and the refurbishment of a home for nurse accommodation in Mt Liebig, Northern Territory.

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