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Page last updated: 22 September 2017 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)


Commissioner resolving aged care complaints quickly

20/09/2017

An increasing number of older Australians and their families are using the independent Aged Care Complaints Commissioner to resolve issues with aged care providers, with most complaints turned around within one month.


Dishing up extra support for older Australians at home

15/09/2017

Older Australians living at home will benefit from an Australian Government investment of an additional $8 million in funding for meals providers through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).


Interview on 5AA Adelaide, Mornings with Leon Byner

15/09/2017

Transcript of the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt's interview on 5AA Adelaide, Mornings with Leon Byner


6,000 extra high need home care packages and $20 million My Aged Care revamp

14/09/2017

The Australian Government has announced major initiatives in home care services and improved access to the My Aged Care system, as it releases the report of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017.


Have your say on cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

14/09/2017

Optimising care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer is the aim of a national public consultation program.


$4m grant as HealthInfoNet celebrates 20 years of making a difference

13/09/2017

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, providing free access to an online repository of knowledge and research information, has received a $4 million grant as the resource marks its 20th anniversary.


League legends team up for new Deadly Kangaroos World Cup health campaign

08/09/2017

Members of the elite Australian Kangaroos Rugby League 2017 World Cup squad will headline the expansion of a successful grassroots campaign to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.


Interview on 7LA Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton

07/09/2017

Transcript of the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt's interview on 7LA Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton.


Interview on ABC Kimberley with Vanessa Mills

04/09/2017

Transcript of the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt's interview on ABC Kimberley with Vanessa Mills.


Kimberley post-residential rehabilitation program supports sustained recovery

04/09/2017

A new $1 million Australian Government initiative aims to give Kimberley residents completing drug and alcohol treatment programs their best chance of making a full recovery and leading productive lives.


Mannum residents and region benefit from aged care expansion

02/09/2017

A $1.5 million Australian Government investment has helped increase residential care options for older people living in the South Australian centre of Mannum.


Australians Asked to Gear Up For Organ Donation on Jersey Day

01/09/2017

On Friday 1 September, Australians are urged to show their team spirit by wearing their favourite sporting club’s jersey in support of Jersey Day 2017, established to honour the memory of 13-year-old organ donor Nathan Gremmo.


Western Australians Benefit from Home Care Boost

01/09/2017

Western Australians who want to continue living independently in their communities will benefit from $2.1 million in additional funding for the State’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program.


Interview with ABC Radio National Drive

29/08/2017

Transcript of the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt's interview on ABC Radio National with Patricia Karvelas.


Increased youth focus as Minister co-chairs suicide prevention committee

28/08/2017

Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt AM will co-chair a new steering committee working directly with local Aboriginal communities, as the Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial begins detailed planning and delivery of potentially lifesaving initiatives across the region.


New East Arnhem Land Aged Care Service to Create Jobs

25/08/2017

The Australian Government is supporting communities in East Arnhem Land to establish an Indigenous aged care service for local Elders that also creates and sustains local jobs.


Broken Hill hosts nation’s 100th headspace youth mental health service

18/08/2017

A $1.787 million Australian Government investment in headspace services in Broken Hill will provide a significant boost to the region’s mental health care and support in an area identified as high need.


Broken Hill residents to benefit from new Senior Lounge funding

18/08/2017

The Australian Government is proud to provide more than $80,000 to further support Broken Hill’s Senior Lounge, a popular local hub for older people.


Programs paving way for healthy future in Broken Hill and the Far West

18/08/2017

Community based chronic disease initiatives are making significant improvements in the health of indigenous people across the Far West of New South Wales.


Framework flagged as report shows hearing challenge

16/08/2017

The Australian Government has released a new report detailing the impact of hearing loss on Australia’s society and the economy.

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