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New Centre to Deliver More Health Professionals


A new Australian Government-funded training centre in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell will mean a major boost to the health workforce and improved patient access to health services.

Volunteers are Sports Heroes


Volunteers are the backbone of Australian sporting organisations which would be unable to function or even exist without them.

Review of After-Hours Service Delivery


The Minister for Health has announced an independent review of after-hours primary health care services in Australia.

More Support for Patients with Prostate Cancer


The Australian Government is funding 14 specialist prostate cancer nurses to provide support for patients, their families and carers, particularly in rural and regional areas.

Start soon on more key Commonwealth Games facilities


Work on key facilities for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will get underway in coming months.

EOI for Medicare-PBS Payment Services


The Australian Government allocated funding in the 2014-15 Budget to go to the commercial market calling for Expressions of Interest from the private sector to provide claims and payment services for Medicare (MBS) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Funding to Find Dementia Breakthrough


Australia’s best researchers have been urged to come together to help solve one of the world’s major health issues – dementia.

Warwick Anderson Congratulated on New Role


The Australian Government extends its congratulations to Professor Warwick Anderson on his appointment as Secretary-General of the Human Frontier Science Program.

Funding For WA Hospitals Rising, Not Falling


Commonwealth funding for hospitals in Western Australia is rising from $1.481 billion to $2.188 billion over the next four years.

Minister Congratulates Commonwealth Games Team


Minister for Sport Peter Dutton has congratulated the Australian athletes that competed in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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.

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