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October 2018


Aged Care Pricing Commissioner Annual Report

31 October 2018

Media release

The 2018 Aged Care Pricing Commissioner Annual Report has been released, providing information on trends over the past five years as well reporting on the Commissioner’s performance during the 2017-18 financial year.


Speech at the NACCHO Conference

31 October 2018

Speech

Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech at the NACCHO Conference in Brisbane.


Australian-first Report Reveals Health of Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

31 October 2018

Media release

The health and wellbeing of First Australian teenagers and young adults is the focus of a unique new report.


Summit of Stolen Generations Elders Adelaide 26 October 2018

30 October 2018

Speech

Can I say it’s tremendous to be here with you. It’s not often we get the chance to stop and think about the things that have been both historical policies but they’re contemporary issues that still face us.


Young and Old Connect by Asking Gran, Not Google

28 October 2018

Media release

A ground-breaking, Morrison Government-supported program encouraging thousands of students to “Ask Gran, Not Google” and forge links with senior Australians is being rolled out across Australia.


New Funding Bid to Delay Dementia Onset by at Least Five Years

26 October 2018

Media release

A concerted new bid to reduce the frequently fatal impact of dementia is underway, with the Australian Government launching a special fund aiming to delay the onset of the disease in Australia by at least five years.


First Nations People to Guide a Healthier Renal Future

25 October 2018

Media release

First Nations people will play a fundamental role in developing guidelines to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney patient outcomes, with more than $300,000 in Government funding to Kidney Health Australia to support national consultations.


Work Underway to Bolster Aged Care Workforce

24 October 2018

Media release

A new Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will commence work immediately to bring industry and consumers together to set competencies and skills needed to deliver safe, quality aged care services in Australia.


New Era in Aged Care Begins with First Quality and Safety Commissioner Announced

24 October 2018

Media release

Today marks a significant milestone in the journey towards a better, safer aged care system, with Australia’s first aged care quality and safety Commissioner appointed to lead the new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.


Building on a Caring Decade for Remote NT Communities

18 October 2018

Media release

A program placing health professionals in remote Northern Territory communities has marked a decade of service and is going into its eleventh year with $6 million funding from the Australian Government.


Calling Regional Carers to Join New High-Tech Connection

18 October 2018

Media release

A high-tech regional network is being rolled out to support carers of people with dementia across three states, thanks to a $1.7 million investment from the Australian Government.


Baby Coming Project to Give Children Best Start in Life

17 October 2018

Media release

A new touchscreen application tailored to support First Nations mothers to give their babies the best start in life will be trialled across Australia.


Funding to Help Primary Health Clinics Deliver Quality Care

16 October 2018

Media release

Twenty-five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services across the nation are undertaking facility upgrades and repairs, thanks to more than $2.7 million in funding from the Service Maintenance Program.


Appointment of Royal Commissioners and Terms of Reference

09 October 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has recommended that the Governor General appoint the Honourable Justice Joseph McGrath and Lynelle Briggs AO as Royal Commissioners into Aged Care Quality and Safety.


NSW’s first Islamic faith aged care home opened

14 October 2018

Media release

New South Wales’ first aged care home for senior Muslim Australians has formally been opened.


Expanded Rollout of Rapid Response Syphilis Tests

12 October 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is rolling out the next stage of the immediate testing and treatment of syphilis in Indigenous communities.


Boost to local disability and aged care workforce

05 October 2018

Media release

The Australian Government’s $33 million Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program takes a major step forward with the appointment of its first group of regional and specialist coordinators.


More Aged Care Places for First Australians

10 October 2018

Media release

More than 900 additional First Nations people in remote Australia will have access to residential and home aged care services close to family, home or country, thanks to Australian Government funding.


Local Action Funded to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease

08 October 2018

Media release

Five Aboriginal Medical Services and the Telethon Kids Institute will receive more than $4.6 million to target Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) hot spots across the nation.


$100 Million to Help Senior Australians Live at Home for Longer

02 October 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will invest an additional $100 million over two years to support senior Australians to remain living independently in their own homes.


Tender Now Open for Aged Care System Navigator Trials

02 October 2018

Media release

More help will soon be at hand for senior Australians needing guidance to navigate their way through the aged care system, thanks to a new Australian Government project.

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