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May 2018

Communities continue to benefit from Local Drug Action Teams

27 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia.

Successful Tobacco Campaign Continues

27 May 2018

Media release

Tobacco smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in Australia and the Australian Government is further committing to reduce the burden on communities.

Stronger Rural Health Strategy to support more doctors in Flynn

15 May 2018

Media release

Attracting more doctors to the Calliope and Gladstone region was front and centre in discussions led by the Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd following the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie’s visit to the region on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Government Budget initiative to train and retain country doctors

14 May 2018

Media release

An Australian Government investment of more than $95 million to set up the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network will transform rural medical school training.

Stronger Rural Health Strategy delivering high quality care

09 May 2018

Media release

As the Deputy Leader of The Nationals ensuring that regional and rural Australians can access the 21st century health care is a key priority.

Guaranteeing essential services - record investment in health

08 May 2018

Media release

The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.

Minister launches Charles Sturt University grants program

03 May 2018

Media release

Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie with the Member for Calare, Mr Andrew Gee, have launched Charles Sturt University’s 2018 Community-University Partnerships Grants program.

Health care Compact for rural and remote communities

02 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is committed to responding to the challenge of ensuring Australia has the right mix of health professionals to deliver high quality healthcare to those in need, particularly those in rural and regional areas.

Get moving—it’s National Heart Week (29 April – 6 May)

01 May 2018

Media release

National Heart Week 2018 is the perfect time for all Australians to reflect on the importance of including physical activity in their daily routine.

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