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November 2018


Record Growth in Seniors Receiving Home Care Packages

30 November 2018

Media release

The latest home care report shows increasing choice in home-based care for senior Australians, with almost 92,000 now receiving home aged care packages, a record annual growth rate of 29 per cent.


Landmark Reforms: The Aged Care Act 20th Anniversary

30 November 2018

Media release

The 2017-18 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Act and marks a period of landmark changes, with more to come.


Land Secured for Nhulunbuy Aged Care Project

29 November 2018

Media release

There has been a major step forward in the provision of a local aged care home for First Nations people in and around Nhulunbuy, with the Australlian Government providing $549,000 to secure a sublease of land for construction of the unique project.


Aged Care Quality Standards Stakeholder Breakfast

28 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the Aged Care Quality Standards Stakeholder Breakfast.


Funding to Support Young Warriors for Health

28 November 2018

Media release

A successful and innovative health awareness program for young First Australians will be expanded to reach more communities across Australia.


New Quality Standards for Better Aged Care

28 November 2018

Media release

New single Aged Care Quality Standards will empower senior Australians and ensure responsibility and accountability for their care, as the Australian Government implements the most significant changes to quality standards in two decades.


Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference

26 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference.


Opening of the Gift of Life Garden

25 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech at the opening of the Gift of Life Garden.


Powerful New Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

27 November 2018

Media release

A new era in Australian aged care is beginning, with legislation passing Parliament to establish the nation’s first, independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.


New TV and Social Media Campaign Tackles First Nations HIV

27 November 2018

Media release

A new television, social media and community campaign has been launched during Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week, to increase understanding of HIV and reduce new cases among First Nations people.


Garden Commemorates the Gift of Life

25 November 2018

Media release

Australians now have a Gift of Life Garden in the national capital to acknowledge those affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation, supported by an $80,000 contribution from our Government.


Speech to the 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference

22 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Indigenous Health and Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference.


High-Tech Hector to Boost Road Safety for Senior Australians

21 November 2018

Media release

Virtual reality is being used in a unique project to check the driving skills of senior Australians and improve road safety, thanks to a $726,000 investment by the Australian Government.


$7 million for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

21 November 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is stepping up its fight against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) by unveiling a new national action plan and more than $7 million in new funding.


DonateLife Thank You Day - every organ and tissue donor makes a difference

18 November 2018

Media release

Today, on DonateLife Thank You Day, we honour organ and tissue donors and their families across the nation, for the thousands of lives they have saved and transformed.


Federal Funding Keeps Good Ideas Van on the Road

18 November 2018

Media release

First Australians living in regional areas and on country in Queensland have greater access to blindness prevention services through the Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening (IDEAS) Van.


Speech to the National Primary Health Networks Conference

16 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the National Primary Health Networks Conference


New Test a Sound Scout for Hearing Loss in Australian Children

16 November 2018

Media release

Hundreds of thousands of school aged children will benefit from an Australian-developed app that delivers a user-friendly hearing test, with the Australian Government funding a $4 million national rollout.


World Game Partnership to Kick Goals for First Nations Health

16 November 2018

Media release

The health, wellbeing and future prospects for children in remote communities will be winners, through a major extension of the successful John Moriarty Football program to 12 centres across New South Wales and Queensland.


New Training Aims to Stop Elder Abuse as Help Centre Calls Rise

15 November 2018

Media release

A world-first Elder Abuse Prevention and Support Framework and a new digital aged care staff training system are underway to protect vulnerable senior Australians.


Speech to the Healthcare Innovation Australia Summit

14 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the Healthcare Innovation Australia Summit


Speech to the Tackling Aged Care Mental Health & Social Isolation Conference

13 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the Tackling Aged Care Mental Health & Social Isolation Conference


Speech to the 9th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men's Health Conference

12 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to the 9th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men's Health Conference


Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

16 September 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is committed to providing older Australians with access to care that supports their dignity and recognises the contribution that they have made to society.


Housing Study Aims to Improve Health of First Australians

08 November 2018

Media release

A new study will evaluate the impact of housing policies on the health and wellbeing of First Nations people, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Australian Government.


Seniors to Benefit from Remote Aged Care Workforce Accord

06 November 2018

Media release

Senior Australians living in remote areas will benefit from a targeted new initiative to sustain, support and expand the aged care workforce in remote communities.


Address to the 5th National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference

06 November 2018

Speech

Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP address to the 5th National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference.


Lifesaving $34.8 Million Remote Renal Dialysis Rollout

01 November 2018

Media release

The first of November 2018 marks a new era for First Nations people receiving lifesaving renal dialysis in remote areas, thanks to a further $34.8 million investment from the Australian Government.

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