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Welcome home Rio Olympians


Minister for Health Sussan Ley has welcomed home Australia’s 2016 Rio Olympic team.

Chronic care finds new home in Medicare


The Australian Government is strengthening Medicare to deliver better health outcomes for Australians.

Zika & Rio – ‘Precaution best protection’ on return


Minister for Health Sussan Ley is reminding Australians heading home from the Rio Olympic Games to be conscious of Zika virus and exercise “precaution as the best protection”.

Diabetes breakthrough part of $70m PBS medicines listings


As many as 20,000 Australians living with Type 2 diabetes will find it easier and cheaper to manage their condition every day thanks to the Turnbull Government subsidising another $70 million round of new revolutionary medicines that will also help save the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer.

Suicide prevention trial for Kimberley region


The Turnbull Government will establish a landmark suicide prevention trial site in Western Australia’s remote Kimberley region, helping lead the way in tackling suicide rates in indigenous communities across the country.

Government supports veterans and ADF personnel


The Australian Government will increase support for veterans and ADF members, including an employment initiative to support people moving from military service to civilian life.

Independent Review of toxicity levels of PFAS chemicals


The Australian Government has honoured its commitment to investigate the potential risks to human health from the long term use of legacy fire fighting foams.

New biomedical fund to capitalise on our research and entrepreneurial strengths


A new fund to accelerate the development and commercialisation of Australian biomedical discoveries is now officially launched.

Growing at one every 38 seconds the My Health Record hits 4 million!


Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced the number of people with a My Health Record has surpassed 4 million, or around 17 per cent of all Australians.

Commonwealth Ministers to meet in Rio ahead of Gold Coast 2018


Federal Minister for Sport Sussan Ley departs for Rio 2016 to chair the 8th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting ahead of the XXXI Olympic Games.

Appointment of CEO for the Australian Digital Health Agency


Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced the appointment of Mr Tim Kelsey as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems.

Minister Ley welcomes Whitecoat joint venture


Minister for Health Sussan Ley has welcomed the announcement that some private health insurers will increase the amount of information Australians can access about their health services.

Thousands of Australians now Hep C Free


The Australian Government’s watershed commitment to eradicate Hepatitis C within a generation is paying off, with thousands of Australians now Hep C Free as a result of a $1 billion investment.

Ensuring Australians get most from community pharmacy


The Australian Government is ensuring Australians get the best experience possible from community pharmacy and wants to hear from the entire pharmaceutical supply chain – including consumers – on how to deliver it.

Australia’s response to IOC Russia decision


The Australian Government notes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision and the Australian Olympic Committee’s (AOC) endorsement of it.

Appointment as Minister for Health, Aged Care & Sport


It is an honour to be reappointed as Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport.

Olympic gold medallist appointed to Australian Sports Commission


Federal Sports Minister Sussan Ley has appointed Olympic gold medallist Danielle Roche to the board of the Australian Sports Commission.

Budget puts patient outcomes at centre of health reform


The Turnbull Government will increase its investment in health, aged care and sport to $89.5 billion in 2016–17, an increase of 4.1 per cent on 2015–16.

Matildas hit Canberra to launch final preparations for RIO 2016


Minister for Sport Sussan Ley has announced the latest round of funding for the national side and other Olympic hopefuls, and renewed support for grassroots female football participation.

Empowering children with diabetes


A new resource for schools to help their students with diabetes has been launched by Minister for Health Sussan Ley.

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