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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.

Turnbull Govt to double public dental investment


The Turnbull Government will deliver the largest-ever Commonwealth-investment in frontline public dental services to ensure those who need it most, such as children and adult concession card holders, do not fall through the cracks.

Establishment of the Australian Digital Health Agency Board


The Australian Government has taken a further step towards its commitment of ensuring our world class health system benefits from digital innovation.

Could over 40,000 cancer cases in Australia be prevented?


Minister for Health Sussan Ley has launched Check Your Cancer Risk, an interactive online tool to help people understand how lifestyle factors can contribute to their risk of cancer.

New online approach to beating illicit drug use in sport


A new free online tool will help guide and support athletes, coaches and sports administrators on the potential consequences of illicit drug use in sport.

New four-strain flu vaccine available from this month


A new four-strain flu vaccine, protecting against the nasty Brisbane virus, is being made available for at-risk Australians for free from this month by the Australian Government.

Appointments to the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board


The Australian Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund has taken another important step towards delivering Australia’s unlimited potential in realising life-saving and life-changing medical breakthroughs.

Cheaper medicines from this weekend


Millions of prescriptions for common medicines, treating everything from cholesterol to high blood pressure, will drop in price for consumers by as much as $20 – or 60 per cent – from this weekend, many for the first time, Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced today.

A Healthier Medicare for chronically-ill patients


The Australian Government will revolutionise the way we care for Australians with chronic diseases and complex conditions – aiming to keep them out-of-hospital and living happier and healthier lives at home.

Health Care Homes to keep chronically-ill out-of-hospital


For the first time, Australians living with multiple complex and chronic illnesses will be able to officially enrol with their local GP to have all of their conditions and health care needs conveniently managed in one place.

New Medicare payment model for chronically-ill patients


Improving patient outcomes will be at the centre of a new, modern Medicare payment system that will give general practice and primary health care services greater flexibility to deliver chronically-ill patients the broad range of health care services they need to live a long and healthier life and avoid unnecessary hospital visits.

Rural & Remote communities to get better chronic care


The Australian Government’s revolutionary Healthier Medicare reform package, will provide people living with chronic and complex conditions in rural and remote communities with care better tailored to their needs.

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)


The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley addressed the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton in Brisbane on 31 March 2016.

Turnbull Government to support chronic disease management for Indigenous Australians


The Australian Government’s Healthier Medicare package will better support Aboriginal Medical Services to tackle the growing prevalence of complex chronic conditions amongst Indigenous Australians through coordinated care.

My Health Record & Improved Health Data to better coordinate care


The Australian Government will drive better patient outcomes for Australians living complex chronic illness as part of its Healthier Medicare reform package, by improving digital heath records and data around health outcomes that will make it easier to co-ordinate their care and measure their progress.

Unite to end TB on World Tuberculosis Day


Today marks World TB Day, a timely reminder that while we are fortunate to have low rates of tuberculosis (TB) in Australia, the threat is still present in our region.

What single test can save up to 500 Australian lives every year?


In a renewed bid to cut the incidence of bowel cancer, the Australian Government launched A Gift for Living campaign on 23 March 2016.

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