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August 2018


Optimal Cancer Care for First Nations Australians

15 August 2018

Media release

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

14 August 2018

Media release

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

08 August 2018

Media release

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

08 August 2018

Media release

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

08 August 2018

Media release

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

07 August 2018

Media release

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

04 August 2018

Media release

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

03 August 2018

Media release

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

02 August 2018

Media release

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

01 August 2018

Media release

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

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