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Expert Panel to Review Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation


The Australian Government has announced an independent review of the regulation of medicines and medical devices.

Ebola – The Facts


Australia is ready and able to assist neighbouring countries across the region should Ebola appear here.

Establishing the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research


The NHMRC has opened an Expression-of-Interest (EOI) process for organisations interested in providing services to establish the institute.

Million Dollar Funding Boost for Hello Sunday Morning


The Australian Government has committed $1.1 million for a digital, evidence-based early intervention and treatment programme to help people change their relationship with alcohol.

Commonwealth Government Delivers Funding for New Medical Research Discoveries


The Australian Government has announced $538.8 million to help Australian health and medical researchers find the cures, treatments and medical devices of the future.

Major Hospital Upgrade Provides Significant New Services


The $200 million redevelopment of the Sydney Adventist Hospital (the San) – New South Wales biggest private hospital - was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.

New online mental health service helps young people affected by cancer


Australia’s first ever online mental health service for young people affected by cancer was officially launched on 17 October 2014.

Primary Health Networks to Drive Better Primary Health Care


A total of 30 Primary Health Networks will be established to lead improvements to the quality and delivery of primary health care throughout Australia.

World Mental Health Day


The Australian Government had a deep commitment to improving mental health services.

Today is World Sight Day


World Sight Day is a joint initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

headspace Helps 80,000 Young Australians


Around 80,000 young Australians will benefit each year from the headspace programme with the locations of 15 new headspace centres now finalised.

Government Moves to Cut Drowning Deaths


The Australian Government is providing $4 million across five years to the Royal Life Saving Society Australia – part of a $15 million package to cut drowning deaths across the nation.

Work to Commence on Upgrade of Pirtek Stadium


The Federal Minister for Sport Peter Dutton and NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres have announced the finalised scope for a $29 million upgrade to Parramatta’s Pirtek Stadium.

Government Announces Funding Available for Soliris


The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended to the Australian Government that Soliris be subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

New Treatment for Cancer Approved For PBS Listing


Pancreatic cancer drug Abraxane will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from November 1.

Government Moves on Dispensing from Unapproved Pharmacies


The Australian Government is moving to support pharmacists who are being undermined by a small number of pharmacists who claim payment for dispensing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines from unapproved premises.

Australia’s World Class Preparedness Against Ebola


Emergency and health workers on the Gold Coast should be praised for their professionalism in dealing with a suspected case of Ebola virus disease.

Research to Improve Access to Health Services for Regional and Rural Australians


A new Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Telehealth will work to improve access to health services for people living in rural and remote Australia.

World Suicide Prevention Day


World Suicide Prevention Day aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.

Water Safety Initiative to Save Australian Kids


A new water safety initiative for young children aims to halve the number of drowning deaths in Australian by 2020.

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