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New Chair for Australian Sports Foundation


Businessman and Olympian Mark Stockwell is the new Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation.

Leading Doctor to Head AIHW


Eminent doctor and leader in the medical profession, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, will be the new Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Commonwealth Games Team Strives for Gold


The eyes of the nation will be trained on Glasgow for the next two weeks as our team of more than 400 athletes strives to remain the dominant sporting nation of the Commonwealth.

Health Ministers sign on to end HIV transmissions by 2020


All Australian Health Ministers have committed to working towards the virtual elimination of new Australian HIV transmissions by the end of 2020.

Tribute to AIDS delegates in MH17 plane crash


On the eve of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne the Australian Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, and the Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King, have extended their joint condolences to the family and friends of people killed on board flight MH17 as they travelled to the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne.

Condolences for MH17 victims, families and AIDS 2014 delegates


The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, and the Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, offer condolences to MH17 victims, their families and the delegates to the International AIDS Conference.

Check Yourself This National Diabetes Week


It’s National Diabetes Week and Australians are reminded about an online tool that can assess whether they’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Facts on PBS Co-payment


A PBS co-payment has been in place since 1960, and has had the support of successive Governments since then.

$35 million to advance Type 1 juvenile diabetes research


Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Health, Peter Dutton MP have announced the Australian Government’s approval of $35 million to advance research in the critical area of diabetes.

Stick to the facts


Funding to hospitals in Queensland is growing by 13 per cent in 2014-15 and by 39.9 per cent over the forward estimates.

New Access to HIV Tests and Treatments


Testing and treatment for HIV will be easier and more accessible under changes being made by the Australian Government.

New Strategies on Blood Borne and Sexually Transmissible Diseases


Five new and improved national strategies to target HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections were launched.

Fighting Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Queensland


A partnership between the Australian and Queensland Governments is targeting the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya at the source.

$120 million for sport for 2014-15


Australian elite and grassroots sport will be supported with $120 million in funding through the next year from July 2014.

Pay for Quality Initiative


Health Minister Peter Dutton congratulated private hospital operator Healthscope and health insurer BUPA on their Pay for Quality initiative.

Rising Cost of Good Health


Australia’s health system is facing sharply rising costs and a growing number of demands, according to a new report released on 25 June 2014.

Australia Signs Agreement with Spain on Sports Cooperation


Australia has signed an historic agreement with European sporting powerhouse Spain, which will encourage the exchange of information and resources between the two nations.

Australians Urged to Take Bowel Cancer Screening Test


Thousands of Australians are dying of bowel cancer every year, yet a disturbing number of people are failing to return a simple test that could save their lives, according to a new report.

Better Mental Health Care in Australia


The Australian Government is bolstering mental health services in Australia, with a $6.5 million initiative to train primary health practitioners in the use of e-mental health therapies and associated technologies.

Radio Interview on 2GB with Ray Hadley


Minister for Health Peter Dutton was interviewed on 2GB with Ray Hadley.

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