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Phillip Hughes


The Minister for Sport, Peter Dutton, has extended his and the Government’s deepest sympathies to the family of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes following his tragic passing.

World Dementia Envoy To Visit


The Australian Government will next week welcome the World Dementia Envoy to discuss how Australia can best contribute to the international effort to find a cure for dementia by 2025.

Joint statement by Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health for Australia, and Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health for New Zealand, regarding ANZTPA


The Australian and New Zealand Governments have agreed to cease efforts to establish a joint therapeutic products regulator, the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA).

Ken Sutcliffe Wins ASC Lifetime Achievement Award


The Minister for Sport Peter Dutton has congratulated long time Channel Nine sports broadcaster Ken Sutcliffe after he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2014 Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards.

New $40 Million Medicine Distribution Centre Opens in Melbourne


A new $40 million medicine distribution centre in Melbourne will ensure Victorians continue to have reliable and affordable access to important medications.

New Centre Puts Focus On Men's Health


The first Australian health care service focussed specifically on the health of men has been was officially opened in North Melbourne.

Antibiotic Awareness Week


This week (17-23 November) is Antibiotic Awareness Week – a worldwide initiative to promote greater understanding of antibiotic resistance and the responsible use of antibiotics.

Investing In Australian Sporting Innovation


Federal Sports Minister Peter Dutton has announced $1.6 million in funding for 11 different projects which encourage innovation and collaboration in high performance sport.

Ric Charlesworth Crowned AIS World’s Best


Australian sporting legend Ric Charlesworth AM has been crowned the inaugural recipient of the AIS World’s Best Award for his outstanding contribution as an Olympic and Commonwealth Games hockey player, coach and leader.

Logan Hospital Redevelopment to Benefit Local Community


The Logan community will have access to better and expanded hospital care and support closer to home through a $188 million redevelopment of the Logan Hospital.

New Measures in the Fight Against Ebola


The Commonwealth Government will increase Australia’s $18 million contribution to the response to Ebola in West Africa and strengthen preparations to detect and respond to a possible Ebola case in Australia.

New National Plan to Tackle the Impact of Asthma


A new National Asthma Strategy will be developed to address the toll the condition has on the lives of more than two million Australians.

Review to Strengthen Independent Medical Research Institutes


The Australian Government will conduct a review of independent Medical Research Institutes (iMRIs) to identify what is required to ensure that they can continue to make a strong contribution to health and medical research in Australia.

PBS Listing for Kalydeco and Soliris


Kalydeco and Soliris – new treatments for cystic fibrosis and aHUS respectively – will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from December 1.

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.

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