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February 2019


Moving Pictures showcase diverse community dementia support

22 February 2019

Media release

Improving the understanding of dementia and access to care for people in Chinese, Indian and Arab communities, is the focus of a series of short films funded by the Australian Government.


First Aged Care Diversity Action Plan for First Australians

21 February 2019

Media release

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring equality of access to high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care for First Australians.


New “One-Stop Shop” to Improve Aged Care Pain Management

20 February 2019

Media release

A revised and expanded book and additional resources for pain management in residential aged care homes promises to be a “one-stop shop” to help improve care and minimise pain among residents.


New Framework Ensures Strong Voice for Aged Care Recipients

19 February 2019

Media release

A new national framework will ensure that aged care recipients receive the best possible assistance from the Australian Government-funded advocates acting on their behalf.


Youth Mental Health Ambassadors Start Important Work

19 February 2019

Media release

The Australian Government has welcomed the first gathering of Australia’s new Youth Mental Health Ambassadors, who will meet on Thursday, 21 February, at headspace National in Melbourne.


Record 10,500 Australians Benefit From Eye and Tissue Donation

18 February 2019

Media release

The final report on organ transplantation in Australia shows a record 10,500 people benefited from eye and tissue donation in 2018.


NRL rolls out Indigenous All Stars mental health program

16 February 2019

Media release

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

15 February 2019

Media release

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

14 February 2019

Media release

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

11 February 2019

Media release

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

05 February 2019

Media release

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

01 February 2019

Media release

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

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