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September 2016


One year of Sporting Schools and right on target

23 September 2016

Media release

Federal Minister for Health and Sport, The Hon. Sussan Ley says there has been an overwhelming response to the Sporting Schools program since it began a year ago.


Minister praises inspiring Paralympians

22 September 2016

Media release

Federal Sports Minister Sussan Ley has congratulated Australia’s Paralympic team on its performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, following the squad’s return home to Australia.


Opening of the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round

19 September 2016

Media release

Existing and prospective aged care providers are encouraged to apply for allocations from the more than 10,000 national residential aged care places and 475 Short-Term Restorative Care places for 2016-17.


Drowning takes fewer infants but more men

15 September 2016

Media release

Minister for Health Sussan Ley has urged Australians to take care around waterways, following the launch of the 2015-16 Royal Life Saving Society Australia’s (RLSSA) National Drowning Report.


Reform of Regulation of Medicines and Medical Devices

15 September 2016

Media release

Cancer patients could potentially have access to some new medicines two years earlier than at present under changes to the regulation of medicines and medical devices announced by the Australian Government.


Landmark medicinal cannabis legislation to be further strengthened

14 September 2016

Media release

The Australian Government has introduced important legislation to ensure security and law and order is maintained.


Australia’s health 2016 reports a healthy nation

13 September 2016

Media release

A new snapshot of Australia’s health has found we are living longer than ever before, but the rise of chronic disease still presents challenges in achieving equal health outcomes for Indigenous Australians and people living outside metropolitan areas.


New CEO for Mental Health Commission

11 September 2016

Media release

The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley, has announced that Dr Peggy Brown has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health Commission.


International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day

09 September 2016

Media release

The importance of not consuming alcohol during pregnancy is highlighted through International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day.


Review of safety standards for PFAS chemicals released

09 September 2016

Media release

The independent report on the human health reference values for per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water has been released.


Funding boost for Women’s Health organisation

09 September 2016

Media release

Minister for Health Sussan Ley has announced funding of $8.25 million until 2019 to women’s health organisation Jean Hailes, to expand its education and outreach work.


Reforming prostheses listing to make private health insurance more affordable

08 September 2016

Media release

Patients will get better value for money and more certainty and equity through their private health insurance, with a revamped Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC).


New Committee to provide recommendations on private health insurance reform

08 September 2016

Media release

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to deliver better value for money for Australians from their private health insurance.


Paralympians to make Australia proud

08 September 2016

Media release

Minster for Sport Sussan Ley has wished Australia’s 178 Australian athletes the very best for the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio, saying the country would be cheering them on.


Three little words could save a life

08 September 2016

Media release

R U OK? Sometimes it’s the simplest words that are the hardest to say, but today we are being encouraged to start a conversation with someone if we notice they are struggling to cope.


Medicare items review backed by health professionals, patients

06 September 2016

Media release

The majority of health professionals and patients support the Australian Government’s commitment to ensure every taxpayer dollar invested in Medicare delivers clinically-relevant, up-to-date and safe care, a new study has found.


WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK: supporting women’s health in a changing world 5-9 September 2016

05 September 2016

Media release

Women’s Health Week is putting the focus on the health of Australian women and girls, with a range of events across the country and online activities to get women thinking about their health, and taking action to improve it.


New medicine labels to promote safer use for consumers

03 September 2016

Media release

New consumer labels on medicines are being introduced to provide simpler instructions and to address safety concerns for people with allergies and reduce accidental overdose.


More than 2000 medicine brands to drop in price

04 September 2016

Media release

More than 2000 medicine brands treating common conditions will drop in price for millions of Australians from next month – some by as much as 50 per cent or more – with the Turnbull Government delivering a win-win for consumers and taxpayers.

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