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Page last updated: 31 October 2014 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

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October 2014


New National Plan to Tackle the Impact of Asthma

30 October 2014

Media release

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

29 October 2014

Media release

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

26 October 2014

Media release

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

24 October 2014

Media release

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


Ebola – The Facts

22 October 2014

Media release

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


Establishing the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research

22 October 2014

Media release

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

19 October 2014

Media release

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.


Major Hospital Upgrade Provides Significant New Services

17 October 2014

Media release

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

17 October 2014

Media release

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


Commonwealth Government Delivers Funding for New Medical Research Discoveries

17 October 2014

Media release

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.


Primary Health Networks to Drive Better Primary Health Care

15 October 2014

Media release

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

10 October 2014

Media release

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


Today is World Sight Day

09 October 2014

Media release

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

08 October 2014

Media release

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

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