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1.9 Million to Continue Partnership in Culture Care Program


The Morrison Government will provide $1.9 million to continue the successful Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program, to help ensure senior Australians have access to an inclusive aged care system that embraces diversity.

Local Heroes Like Deadly Dan Drive Down Indigenous Smoking


A new report shows the power of local campaigns - including Aboriginal superhero Deadly Dan in his possum skin cloak - are cementing the success of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program, which is being supported by a $183.7 million commitment from the Morrison Government.

Support for Premier Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference


The Morrison Government will sponsor the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference to be held in Darwin from 18 to 20 June 2019.

Switchboard Funded to Support LGBTI Senior Australians


The Morrison Government will provide an additional $122,500 to Switchboard Victoria to provide volunteer visits to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) senior Australians under the Community Visitors Scheme.

Australia signs up for new era of Aged Care Rights


New laws will compel all aged care providers to sign and conform to a single, strengthened Charter of Rights.

Connected Beginnings for Tasmanian children


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Tasmania will be supported to improve their health and wellbeing to help them make a positive transition to school.

Darwin round table


Resolutions from the sixth meeting of the Darwin Suicide Prevention Steering Committee of the National Suicide Prevention Trial will continue to drive ways to lower suicide rates in the Top End.

$467 Million Increase in Aged Care Subsidies


Australian Government investments in aged care totalling $467 million take effect in the form of subsidy increases from 20 March 2019.

High-Tech care to give Denmark Seniors More Choice


A shortage of residential aged care in Denmark is set to ease, with the Morrison Government providing $4 million towards construction of a new 40-bed home, plus an operational funding commitment of almost $2.7 million a year.

More Choices for Aged Care in Esperance


Senior Australians in Esperance will have more aged care options, with a major expansion of the Esperance Aged Care Facility, thanks to $3.1 million in construction support from the Liberal Nationals Government.

$750,000 to Score WA Aboriginal Football Program Goals


Football West will work with Perth, Pilbara and Kimberley communities to greatly expand its Aboriginal Community Soccer Program with a three-year, $750,000 funding commitment by the Australian Government.

$6.57 Million to Kick Goals for Youth and Diabetes Health


The Australian Government is investing $6.57 million in extensive and exciting programs to tackle chronically high levels of Type 2 diabetes, and boost health and wellbeing through sport among Top End and Central Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

Greater Transparency and Comparability in Home Care Pricing


The Australian Government has finalised new legislation that requires home care providers to publish their pricing information in a new standardised schedule on the My Aged Care website by 1 July 2019.

Proposed New Residential Care Funding Model


A landmark University of Wollongong study about a proposed new and improved residential aged care funding model—the Australian National Aged Care Classification—has been released.

Red Dust Funding for NT Youth Mental Health Services


Red Dust Role Models will grow its innovative, youth-focussed health and wellbeing programs in Central Australia, with $1.2 million support from the Australian Government.

$2 Million to Support Youth Leadership, Sport in Northern WA


The Australian Government will invest more than $2 million in programs to encourage participation in sport and deliver leadership activities for girls in the Pilbara region.

$40 Million to Support People Living With Dementia


The Australian Government will provide a further $40 million in grants to better support people living with dementia.

Communique - Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial Working Group


The eighth meeting of the Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial Working Group was held on 14 March in Broome.

Cultural Strength as Kimberley Communities Tackle Suicide


Community driven action plans to prevent suicide are extending across the Kimberley, with four more communities implementing plans to save lives and improve health and well-being.

New $19m Building Expand Torres Strait Aged Care


Residential aged care in the Torres Strait has taken a major step forward, with the official opening of a new, purpose-built building at Blue Care Star of the Sea Elders Village, with record support from the Australian Government.

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