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August 2016


Diabetes breakthrough part of $70m PBS medicines listings

14 August 2016

Media release

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

13 August 2016

Media release

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

11 August 2016

Media release

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

04 August 2016

Media release

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

03 August 2016

Media release

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!

02 August 2016

Media release

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

02 August 2016

Media release

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

01 August 2016

Media release

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.

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