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June 2018


No Compromise: New Era for Aged Care Quality Compliance

30 June 2018

Media release

A new era of aged care quality and safety compliance begins on 1 July, as unannounced audits are rolled out across Australia’s almost 2,700 residential aged care homes.


World-first study reveals early heart disease risk for First Nations people

25 June 2018

Media release

Ground-breaking research promises to lead to improved heart attack and stroke prevention among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Speech to the 5th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Summit

22 June 2018

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the 5th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Summit on 22 June 2018.


Expert Panel to Help Reduce Kidney Transplant Barriers

22 June 2018

Media release

An expert panel will investigate and identify any barriers faced by First Nations people in need of kidney donations, to help ensure equity of access to lifesaving and life changing transplants.


Laughter the Best Medicine for World Continence Week

18 June 2018

Media release

Aged Care Minister and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt has called on the one in four Australians affected by incontinence to make sure they seek help and receive the support available to live life to the full and learn to “laugh without leaking”.


Guiding end of life directions for aged care

15 June 2018

Media release

Providing Australians in all parts of the nation with support and the right advice on palliative care and advance care planning will be easier, thanks to the results of a $15 million investment by the Australian Government.


Hearing help to deliver children a brighter future

12 June 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is taking action to ensure the early detection and treatment of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in South-East Queensland.


Extra health focus to make Murri League Carnival a winner

12 June 2018

Media release

The popular, four-day Queensland Murri Rugby League Carnival will join in the fight against sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases, as funding from the Australian Government cements the future of the nation’s largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoke, drug, alcohol and sugar-free event.


Technology the Key to Caring for Regional Dementia Carers

11 June 2018

Media release

The call is out for country carers of people living with dementia to join in a ground-breaking research project using technology to improve their lives and continue caring.


Teenagers’ Positive Stories Lead to Positive Choices

07 June 2018

Media release

Personal and positive experiences young First Nations people shared in a national storytelling competition will be used to develop a new health and wellbeing program for students, aimed at preventing drug and alcohol use.


Grants to Help Drive Community Awareness of Gift of Life

07 June 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has today awarded $430,000 in Community Awareness Grants to encourage more Australians and their families to discuss giving the gift of life and registering as organ and tissue donors.


World-Class Australian Research Leads Global Dementia Fight

07 June 2018

Media release

A progress report on the Ausralian Government’s $200 million Boosting Dementia Research Initiative has revealed a series of potentially world-leading Australian projects now underway to combat dementia.


Australians Urged to Become Dementia Friends

06 May 2018

Media release

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM has called on Members of Parliament across Australia to join Dementia Friends, a social movement aiming to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.


Wagga Wagga Volunteers Praised For Service

01 June 2018

Media release

Selfless volunteers who provide vital friendship and companionship to senior Australians were recognised at a special appreciation event at the RSL LifeCare Remembrance Village in Wagga Wagga.


Rural, Regional and Remote Priority for New Aged Care Places

01 June 2018

Media release

Aged care in rural, regional and remote communities will be prioritised in a record-breaking new Aged Care Approval Round (ACAR) announced on 1 June 2018 by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM.

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