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March 2019


$6.3 Million to Continue Health Data Portal Development

26 March 2019

Media release

The Australian Government is investing a further $6.3 million to continue the development of the Health Data Portal (the Portal) used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) to report Indigenous health data.


Aged Care Sector Committee Appointments

26 March 2019

Media release

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has appointed three new members to the Aged Care Sector Committee.


Response to Syphilis Outbreak Steps up Again

26 March 2019

Media release

The Australian Government is again stepping up the fight against the syphilis outbreak affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in central, northern and southern Australia.


Support for Premier Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference

25 March 2019

Media release

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.


Local Heroes Like Deadly Dan Drive Down Indigenous Smoking

25 March 2019

Media release

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.


1.9 Million to Continue Partnership in Culture Care Program

25 March 2019

Media release

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.


Switchboard Funded to Support LGBTI Senior Australians

25 March 2019

Media release

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

23 March 2019

Media release

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


Darwin round table

22 March 2019

Media release

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.


Connected Beginnings for Tasmanian children

22 March 2019

Media release

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.


$467 Million Increase in Aged Care Subsidies

20 March 2019

Media release

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

18 March 2019

Media release

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

18 March 2019

Media release

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

16 March 2019

Media release

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.


Greater Transparency and Comparability in Home Care Pricing

15 March 2019

Media release

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.


Red Dust Funding for NT Youth Mental Health Services

15 March 2019

Media release

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.


Proposed New Residential Care Funding Model

15 March 2019

Media release

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.


$6.57 Million to Kick Goals for Youth and Diabetes Health

15 March 2019

Media release

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.


Communique - Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial Working Group

14 March 2019

Media release

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

14 March 2019

Media release

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.


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

14 March 2019

Media release

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

14 March 2019

Media release

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


Strong Growth in High-Level Home Care Package Recipients

13 March 2019

Media release

The latest Home Care Packages Program Data Report reveals the number of people with high-level home care packages grew by 12.6 per cent between 30 June 2018 and 30 September 2018.


New $19m Building Expand Torres Strait Aged Care

13 March 2019

Media release

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.


2019 Donation and Transplantation Conference - Indigenous Health Roundtable

12 March 2019

Speech

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech at the 2019 Donation and Transplantation Conference - Indigenous Health Roundtable.


$4 Million to Give Young Women a Brighter Future

08 March 2019

Media release

The Australian Government will provide $4 million to the Esther Foundation for its life-changing work helping young women build themselves brighter futures.


Hearing Week 2019: $4 Million Rollout of Fun and Free New Test

05 March 2019

Media release

Hundreds of thousands of school aged children will benefit from an Australian-developed app that delivers a user-friendly hearing test, with the Australian Government launching a $4 million national rollout to mark Hearing Week 2019.


Hearing Week: Funding for Young Deaf and Hearing Impaired Australians Facing Mental Health Risks

05 March 2019

Media release

The Australian Government is investing a further $237,000 in programs for deaf and hearing-impaired teenagers at risk of mental health issues.


Record $967 Million Commitment to Expand Residential Aged Care

05 March 2019

Media release

The Australian Government is providing Australians with more choices for longer lives, with a record 13,500 new residential aged care places across Australia, along with a $60 million capital works investment to finance construction of new and extended aged care homes.

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