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Appointment of Julia Gillard to beyondblue


The Minister for Health Peter Dutton has congratulated beyondblue on the appointment of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard to its board.

Labor scaremongering on Medicare


Medicare was designed to provide quality healthcare to all Australians, yet its cost has ballooned by more than double over the past decade.

A Strong and Sustainable Medicare


The $7 Medicare co-payment measure announced in the 2014-15 Budget will no longer proceed.

Work Begins on Commonwealth Games Velodrome


Work has begun on the Queensland State Velodrome Project – one of the centrepieces for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Australia’s First Digital Hospital


Australia’s first hospital with fully integrated, digital eHealth capability has been officially opened.

Funding for Safer Beaches


As Australia’s annual exodus to the beach looms the Australian Government is bolstering surf lifesavers ability to save lives.

More Support for People Living with Diabetes


A range of new resources for Australians with diabetes have been launched by Health Minister Peter Dutton.

2014 – A Year of HIV Leadership For Australia


World AIDS Day 2014 marks a year of global leadership on HIV for Australia.

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.

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