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October 2016

Consultation welcome on draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan

20 October 2016

Media release

The community is being invited to have their say on a new national plan that aims to improve the lives of people with mental health issues.

Doorstop at Parliament House

19 October 2016


Transcript of Minister for Health, Sussan Ley's doorstop at Parliament House on 19 October 2016 speaking about prostheses reform, private health insurance and GP fees.

Digital payments IT system replacement

19 October 2016

Media release

The Australian Government will replace the IT system to deliver reliable and accurate health, aged care and veterans’ payments.

Turnbull Government to ease pressure on private health insurance premiums

19 October 2016

Media release

The Australian Government will reduce the cost of thousands of medical devices ranging from pacemakers and lenses to knees and hips by half-a-billion dollars to take pressure off private health insurance premiums for Australians.

New register to improve cancer detection passes Parliament

13 October 2016

Media release

Legislation establishing a new National Cancer Screening Register aimed at saving lives through increased detection, treatment and prevention of cancers has been passed by Parliament today.

National Day to Focus on Youth Mental Health

11 October 2016

Media release

Sometimes acknowledging that you need help and reaching out is the hardest part but on headspace Day young Australians around the country are being reminded that mental health is important and help is always available.

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) National Congress

09 October 2016


The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley spoke at the Leading Age Services Australia National Congress at the Gold Coast on 9 October 2016.

Boost to mental health services underway

10 October 2016

Media release

This World Mental Health Day (10 October) the Australian Government has re-affirmed its commitment to trialling innovative approaches in delivering mental health services, in an effort to curb rates of suicide around the country.

Mental Health Week: Everyone’s priority

09 October 2016

Media release

Minister for Health Sussan Ley has used the start of Mental Health Week (9 October – 15 October) to promote community awareness about mental health issues and remind Australians about the importance of the social and emotional wellbeing of themselves, their families, loved ones and communities.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner releases first annual report

05 October 2016

Media release

The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley and Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM MP have welcomed the release of the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s first annual report today.

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