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December 2018


$40 Million for Aged Care and Senior Australians in the Bush

21 December 2018

Media release

Senior Australians and communities in country areas across the nation will benefit from significant upgrades to local residential aged care homes, thanks to $40 million in grants from the Australian Government.


Redoubled efforts to save First Australians from syphilis

18 December 2018

Media release

The Morrison Government has more than doubled funding to combat the syphilis outbreak in northern, central and southern Australia, with a further $12.4 million to extend and sustain instant testing and treatment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


Boosting support for older Australians

17 December 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will deliver more support for older Australians, with a half a billion dollar ($552.9 million) increase to aged care funding including the release of 10,000 high-level home care packages within weeks.


Major health investments in primary care and aged care in 2018-19 MYEFO

17 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government has made major investments in health with an additional one billion dollars for primary care and aged care in 2018–19 MYEFO.


Christmas Message for Organ and Tissue Donor Families

14 December 2018

Media release

Christmas message for organ and tissue donor families from Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP


Christmas Message for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

14 December 2018

Media release

Christmas message for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP.


Christmas Message for Senior Australians

14 December 2018

Media release

Christmas message for senior Australians from Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM, MP.


Technology to Help Senior Australians Live at Home Longer

14 December 2018

Media release

High-tech movement monitoring promises to help more senior Australians live safely in their own homes for longer, thanks to a $260,000 investment by the Australian Government.


New Appointment to Aged Care Royal Commission

11 December 2018

Media release

The Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC has been appointed as a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.


Grassroots Listening to Improve First Nations Health

11 December 2018

Media release

A ground-breaking, four-year evaluation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care aims to produce sustained improvements in service delivery and health outcomes for First Australians.


Residents’ Experiences to Shape Aged Care Safety and Quality

06 December 2018

Media release

The Morrison Government’s commitment to aged care transparency is highlighted in the first annual release of data and feedback on Consumer Experience Reports in residential aged care homes.


Long-term Children’s Ground Vision to Grow Better Futures

06 December 2018

Media release

Long-term Children’s Ground Vision to Grow Better Futures Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing will undergo a $5.4 million, three-year expansion, with the Morrison Government extending support for the unique, long-term project.

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