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Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health Appointment

18/01/2017

Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP has welcomed the appointment of Greg Hunt as the new Minister for Health.


Record number of Australian lives saved

15/01/2017

The Federal Government has announced a record number of Australian lives saved as a result of a surge in the donation of deceased organs in 2016.


New appointments to the Aged Care Financing Authority

12/01/2017

Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP has announced three new appointments to the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA).


Caring for Forgotten Australians, Child Migrants and Stolen Generations

15/12/2016

Senator Linda Reynolds delivered a speech on behalf of Assistant Minister the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP to launch the Care Leavers Package at the Care Leavers Australasia Network.


New package to help improve aged care for care leavers launched

15/12/2016

Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Stolen Generations and their families will benefit from an aged care resource package.


Launch of the National Framework for Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families

14/12/2016

The National Framework for Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to get a better start in life.


The Government delivering quality and stability in aged care

14/12/2016

The Australian Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley MP, and Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced the reappointment of Australia’s inaugural Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, Ms Rae Lamb, for a second term to January 2020.


Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care hosts the 2016 Ministerial Dementia Forum

08/12/2016

Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, met with people living with dementia and their carers and health, aged care and community service providers to discuss the redesign of dementia consumer support programs across the country.


Ministerial Dementia Forum

08/12/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the Ministerial Dementia Forum in Melbourne on 8 December 2016.


NACCHO Members Conference 2016 and Launch of the Healthy Futures Report Card

08/12/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the NACCHO Members Conference 2016 and launched the Healthy Futures Report Card in Melbourne on 8 December 2016.


COTA/Criterion Aged Care Reform Conference

06/12/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the COTA/Criterion Aged Care Reform conference on 6 December 2016.


New Funding Arrangements for Residential Aged Care

06/12/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has outlined a revised package of aged-care funding measures to ensure the sector is funded and sustainable into the future.


Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

01/12/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association breakfast on 1 December 2016.


Advertising helps Indigenous smokers to quit

30/11/2016

A significant portion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers have taken action to quit smoking after seeing the Don’t Make Smokes Your Story advertising campaign.


New Report Provides Snapshot of Aged Care in Australia

30/11/2016

A new snapshot of aged care services has found the sector is performing well, with increased funding and reforms beginning to deliver benefits for older Australians.


Together, you and me can stop HIV

30/11/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at Parliament House, Canberra, to launch National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week.


Launch of Report - Change Of Heart: Time to End Cardiovascular Complacency

22/11/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the launch of the report Change Of Heart: Time to End Cardiovascular Complacency.


Address at Sanofi Vaxigrants Event

16/11/2016

The Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the Sanofi Vaxigrants Event in Rockingham, Western Australia, on the importance of immunisation within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


Immunisation for better Indigenous health

16/11/2016

Health services have been encouraged to use innovative methods to ensure that communities receive vital vaccinations.


Australians invited to honour all living and deceased donors and their families

15/11/2016

Australians are being encouraged to take part in the national DonateLife Thank You Day to honour all living and deceased organ and tissue donors and their families for their generosity which saves and transforms lives.

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