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May 2018


Appointment of New Aged Care Pricing Commissioner

31 May 2018

Media release

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has appointed John Dicer as the new Aged Care Pricing Commissioner.


Paralympics Track Record to Deliver for First Nations People

31 May 2018

Media release

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disabilities will be encouraged and supported to get more active, through a $130,000 boost from the Australian Government for the Australian Paralympic Committee.


Bringing Advanced Health Care Services to Remote Communities

30 May 2018

Media release

A successful program to help overcome health workforce shortages in remote communities will receive a further $6 million from the Australian Government to deliver its life-changing services.


$8 Million Budget Boost for First Australians’ Health Research

28 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has reinforced its commitment to Closing the Gap in health equality, with funding of $8 million to the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.


Funding to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 in remote communities

25 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will provide $8 million to form a taskforce, in collaboration with the states and territories, to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 (HTLV-1) and other emerging communicable diseases in remote communities.


New Reforms to Strengthen Aged Care Quality and Safety

24 May 2018

Media release

A new, single set of quality standards will strengthen and streamline the regulation of safe, quality care for older Australians, as the Australian Government continues its unparalleled aged care reform agenda.


Marathon Boost to Continue Healthy Track Record

24 May 2018

Media release

The influential Indigenous Marathon Project will continue setting a healthy track record across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, thanks to new investment of almost $3 million by the Australian Government.


Palliative Care Week 2018: What Matters Most?

22 May 2018

Media release

Following a significant Australian Government Budget boost to extend palliative care services, Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt is urging all Australians to support National Palliative Care Week, by asking the question: What matters most?


Garden program now growing healthy harvests in NT

21 May 2018

Media release

A life-changing food growing and nutrition program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families has extended its reach into the Northern Territory.


Abberfield opens as local aged care receives budget boost

18 May 2018

Media release

Older Australians and their families in the Sandringham district are benefiting from a new 70-bed aged care facility, as the Federal Budget delivers a record boost for aged care.


Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) - Next Gen Young Leaders Forum

15 May 2018

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) - Next Gen Young Leaders Forum on 15 May 2018.


Australian Government Gives Older Australians More Choices for a Longer Life

15 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is making a strong investment in Australia’s future through the More Choices for a Longer Life package to help people remain independent, healthy and connected through their later years.


Wanted: The Next Generation of Young Aged Care Leaders

15 May 2018

Media release

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is calling on young Australians to consider diverse and exciting new careers in the rapidly growing aged care sector.


Consultations on Location of New Aged Care Places

15 May 2018

Media release

Ensuring thousands of new residential aged care places are located where they are most needed is the aim of a national consultation process underway from 15 May 2018.


Connected Beginnings to help families, children in Mt Druitt

14 May 2018

Media release

Families in Mt Druitt will now have access to the Australian Government’s community based Connected Beginnings program, which connects health care, early childhood education and family support services to give local children the best possible start in life.


Close to Country: $25 million for remote area dialysis

09 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is funding a $25 million expansion of remote renal clinics, so more Aboriginal people in Central Australia who suffer from kidney disease can receive dialysis on country or as near to their communities as possible.


Guaranteeing essential services - record investment in health

08 May 2018

Media release

The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.


Healthy Ageing Grants Review for Continuous Improvement

07 May 2018

Media release

A report into the reach and focus of the Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants (ACSIHAG) Program has been released by Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM.


$46.1 Million to Combat Loneliness in Local Communities

06 May 2018

Media release

Today the Turnbull Government is committing $46.1 million to the national Community Visitors Scheme, which is seeking the assistance of local organisations across the country to help combat loneliness and social isolation.


Supporting Our Aged Care Workforce in Remote Locations

03 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to address the challenges remote aged care providers face as they deliver safe, high-quality care for ageing Australians, with a special meeting held to examine remote aged care services.


New Healthy Skin Guideline Promotes Disease Protection

02 May 2018

Media release

Australia’s first healthy skin guideline will promote and support protection against the precursors of chronic diseases, particularly among Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people at greater risk of infectious skin conditions.


WA Funding Boost to Translate Research into Better Health

02 May 2018

Media release

The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) has been granted $6.1 million to fast-track research results into disease prevention, better treatments and improved patient health.


$4 Million Boost For Women’s Health at Waminda Nowra

01 May 2018

Media release

The unique Waminda health service on New South Wales’ South Coast will receive more than $4 million from the Australian Government for its programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

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