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February 2018


Capital Steps Out in Support Of Giving the Gift of Life

28 February 2018

Media release

Thousands have stepped out at Canberra’s 12th annual Gift of Life DonateLife Walk around Lake Burley Griffin, to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and encourage people to join the Australian Organ Donor Register.


Reminder: Have Your Say on Aged Care Staffing

27 February 2018

Media release

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is reminding all interested Australians to have their say on the staffing of Aged Care homes across the country, by participating in an online survey or by contributing to the current national review of the Aged Care workforce.


New Roadmap to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease

27 February 2018

Media release

The charting of Australia’s first comprehensive roadmap to end rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has begun, with the foundations laid at a roundtable of experts in Darwin, convened by the Indigenous Health Minister, Ken Wyatt AM.


New Report Card on Australian Children and Youth

26 February 2018

Media release

A new report on the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of Australia’s young people shows we are leading the world in some areas, including low rates of youth smoking and life expectancy at birth.


Roundtable towards roadmap for renal health

23 February 2018

Media release

Reducing the misery and death caused by kidney disease will be the focus of Australia’s first roadmap to Indigenous renal health.


Darwin Youth and Community Suicide Prevention Forums

22 February 2018

Media release

Darwin youths, families and community members will be invited to share stories, discuss challenges and bring forward ideas at a series of forums aimed at preventing people taking their own lives.


Giving our Indigenous Children a Better Start to Life

22 February 2018

Media release

Two successful early childhood programs delivering significant improvements in the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families will be expanded across an additional 19 new sites.


Statement from Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt: Investigation of Fairfield Grange Death a Top Priority

21 February 2018

Media release

I am extremely saddened to hear of the deaths at Carinity Fairfield Grange and my thoughts are with families, friends and other residents.


Connected Beginnings aims to help Close the Gap in Ceduna

21 February 2018

Media release

Ceduna families are now benefiting from the new, community based Connected Beginnings program, linking health care and early childhood education, as the program continues its national rollout.


National organ donation program surpasses 10,000 lives saved and improved

20 February 2018

Media release

The latest report on Australian organ donation and transplant outcomes shows that last year, the number of deceased organ donors continued at the record level achieved in 2016.


Opening Address to the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference

19 February 2018

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP presented the opening address to the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference on 19 February 2018.


Protecting senior Australians from superbugs

16 February 2018

Media release

Protecting senior Australians in residential aged care from the threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria is the aim of two major research projects announced by the Australian Government today.


Tackling Mental Health with the NRL

10 February 2018

Media release

Thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rugby league players and fans have received positive mental health messages and many more are likely to benefit, thanks to this week’s successful Festival of Indigenous Rugby League.


Four-Year Program to Cut Smoking and Save Lives

11 February 2018

Media release

Australia’s first four-year Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program will provide certainty, continuity and record funding for proven local campaigns and new initiatives to save lives and reduce the devastating impacts of tobacco-related disease.


Wide Bay Aged Care: Priorities and Opportunities

09 February 2018

Media release

The continuing delivery and potential expansion of flexible, quality aged care services promises increasing opportunities for Wide Bay, says Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt.


Council Chair Continues to Ensure Safe, Quality Aged Care

09 February 2018

Media release

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has announced the re-appointment of Andrea Coote as Chair of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council, for a three-year term.


Have your say to ensure quality of aged care workforce

08 February 2018

Media release

Ensuring the safe, quality care of senior Australians through a skilled and adequate aged care workforce is the aim of a national public consultation program starting on 8 February 2018.


Giving South West Children a Better Start to Life

01 February 2018

Media release

A highly successful mothers and babies health program is now available in Western Australia’s South West, as part of the national expansion of the service to help build stronger, healthier and more resilient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

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