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March 2018


Australians Urged to Reach Out and Burst Bubble of Bipolar

28 March 2018

Media release

Almost four million Australians have experienced a mental illness in the past year but what may be less familiar is that well over half a million of these people are living with bipolar disorder.


Prevention and Early Diagnosis Focus for a Healthier Future

28 March 2018

Media release

The critical role of preventive care and tackling the precursors of chronic disease is being boosted in the latest guide for health professionals working to close the gap in health equality for Indigenous Australians.


Nominations Call for Aged Care Quality Awards

28 March 2018

Media release

Nominations for the aged care 2018 Better Practice Awards open on 1 April 2018 and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is encouraging providers to enter and highlight innovation and excellence.


Improving Diabetes Management for Healthier Lives

27 March 2018

Media release

A haunting video message recorded by a man dying from diabetes-related illnesses is being made available to diabetes educators.


My Senior Gap Year book launch

20 March 2018

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP was invited to speak at the My Senior Gap Year book launch.


Launch of Dementia Care Training and Education Program

19 March 2018

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Dementia Care Training and Education Program in Tasmania on 19 March 2018.


New Program Proves its Worth in Improving Dementia Care

19 March 2018

Media release

A new training program pioneered in Tasmania is promising earlier dementia diagnosis and better support for patients, their families and carers.


Bondi Beach cattle drive to muster more organ donors

17 March 2018

Media release

A herd of cattle have hoofed it along Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach today to celebrate hope, mateship and the life-changing benefits made possible through organ and tissue donation.


Taking action: Strengthening aged care homes quality compliance

17 March 2018

Media release

From today, unannounced quality and safety audits will come into force across all Australian residential aged care homes, as the Turnbull Government builds on its aged care reforms.


Extra Support for Kiama’s Dementia Friendly Community

16 March 2018

Media release

Kiama’s development as a dementia-friendly community will receive a funding boost from the Australian Government’s Dementia-Friendly Communities Initiative, to extend the district’s leading role in dementia innovation.


Medical research to uncover better treatment for Indigenous Australians

15 March 2018

Media release

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million in a health science centre in Alice Springs which is focused on addressing health challenges faced by Indigenous Australians.


Dementia films and mobile app to support communities in need

15 March 2018

Media release

Reducing the devastating impact of dementia in Chinese, Indian and Arab communities is the aim of 15 new films in an online and app format now in production across Australia.


Cutting Red Tape for Australian Aged Care

15 March 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is streamlining aged care accommodation approvals, so that providers can continue to focus on their core business of caring and supporting senior Australians.


New, comprehensive voice for aged care skills and workforce planning

14 March 2018

Media release

An Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is being formed to tackle critical skills and workforce issues identified by the Australian Government’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce.


Listening to Indigenous Needs: Healthy Ears Program Extended

09 March 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has committed $29.4 million to extend the Healthy Ears - Better Hearing, Better Listening Program, to help ensure tens of thousands more Indigenous children and young adults grow up with good hearing and the opportunities it brings.


World Kidney Day: Community Focus on Renal Health, Organ Donation

08 March 2018

Media release

World Kidney Day highlights that more than 1,000 Australians are waiting for kidney transplants, the Australian Government is providing $430,000 in Community Awareness Grants for local projects to encourage more people to register as organ and tissue donors.


Radio Interview with Michael Rowland on ABC News Breakfast

07 March 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt's AM, MP radio interview with Michael Rowland on ABC News Breakfast.


Federal Court Decision in Regis Aged Care Case

06 March 2018

Media release

The Federal Court handed down a decision on 2 March 2018, to disallow Regis Aged Care from levying an “Asset Replacement Charge” on aged care residents.


Address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

02 March 2018

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP addressed the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) on 2 March 2018.


Home Care Record as Reforms Benefit Senior Australians

02 March 2018

Media release

A record number of home care packages have been assigned in the past quarter, as the Australian Government’s generational aged care reforms accelerate benefits for senior Australians.


Dementia, Depression Warning Marks World Hearing Day

02 March 2018

Media release

Australians are asked to ‘hear the future and prepare for it’, by committing to ear health for life, as the nation marks World Hearing Day on 3 March.

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