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- The Australian Government is investing a further $400,000 in the 2023 World Transplant Games to be held in Perth, Western Australia.
- Leading Australian researchers will receive $15 million from the Australian Government to determine the safety, efficacy and feasibility of implementing mitochondrial donation reproductive technology following the passing of Maeve’s Law
- From May 1, the second, prescription-only, COVID-19 oral treatment will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for Australians at high risk of developing severe
- The Commonwealth will invest $247.9 million to help improve mental health and suicide prevention support and services for Victorians over the next five years, following the signing of a bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and Victorian governments.
- The Australian Government will direct $14.8 million to key aged care groups advocating for senior Australians.
- Children in rural and remote areas will have better access to life-saving medical equipment under new funding provided by the Australian Government.
Stand-alone Regional Cancer Care Centre at Taree to deliver comprehensive treatment and outreach servicesPlans for the new Manning-Great Lakes Cancer Care Centre have been significantly bolstered with the centre to be built as a stand-alone facility, delivering comprehensive cancer care services including outreach services for the region.
- The Royal Flying Doctor Service is receiving $400,000 from the Australian Government to address health issues in Bourke, Brewarrina and Walgett by developing a new primary care model.
- Lake Cargelligo Family Practice is now a more appealing location to work for young doctors after the town became a targeted recruitment location under a Australian Government pilot scheme that provides wage support and supports doctors to gain their GP qualification while living in a rural or re
Minister Gillespie's interview with Natarsha Belling, on Triple M - Australia Today, on regional health.Read the transcript of Minister Gillespie's interview with Natarsha Belling, on Triple M - Australia Today, on regional health.
- More than $260 million will be invested in mental health and suicide prevention support and services in Queensland over the next five years, following the signing of a landmark bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and Queensland governments.
- Australian parents will soon have access to new tools to better support the mental health and wellbeing of their kids, as part of a $40.6 million Australian Government funded Parenting Education and Support grant.
- The Australian Government has appointed mental health experts to the Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, who will guide research into mental health, including looking at prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
- The Australian Government is investing an additional $11 million to better protect and improve supports for workers in dust generating industries and their families.
- The agency tasked with developing food standards across Australia and New Zealand has a new chief executive officer.
- The Australian Government support has helped deliver preferred bidder status for Australia’s proposal to host the Women’s Rugby World Cup (WRWC) in 2029.
- A critical care doctor will now be based at the Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue base seven days a week to boost the service’s capacity to transport critically ill patients thanks to a $1.1 million investment from the Australian Government.
- Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders now have access to a new 24/7 national crisis support telephone service, ensuring they can receive culturally safe and appropriate health services where and when they are needed.
Prof. Ngiare Brown appointed as first Indigenous Chair of the National Mental Health Commission Advisory BoardThe Australian Government is pleased to announce new appointments to the National Mental Health Commission, including the appointment of Professor Ngiare Brown as the new Chair of the Advisory Board. Prof. Brown becomes the first Indigenous woman to lead the Board since the Commission’s inception.
- Australians will have cheaper access to treatments for high cholesterol, heart failure and high blood pressure from today, ensuring they can continue to access the medicines they need, when they them.
- The Australian Government is investing an additional $24.3 million through the 2022-23 Budget to implement new community-based treatment services and fund existing support and treatment services for Australians with an eating disorder.
- Dr Katherine Woodthorpe will lead a Strategic Advisory Committee to develop the nation’s strategy for health and medical research for the next two decades – the Vision 2040 Strategy.
- The Australian Government is reforming the way suicide prevention activities are undertaken across the country, with $46.7 million in the 2022-23 Budget to strengthen suicide prevention at the local level.
- The Australian Government will provide $6 million to MATES in Construction to boost support in mental health and wellbeing for remote workers in the construction, mining, energy and manufacturing industries.
- The Australian Government is today launching a new coordinated approach to tackling pancreatic cancer and has committed $20.3 million to improve outcomes and survival for Australians affected by the disease.