Malarndirri McCarthy is Senator for the Northern Territory and Christmas and Cocos Keeling Islands.
Malarndirri is the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health.
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$10 million to improve health infrastructure in Indigenous communitiesThe Australian Government is enhancing First Nations health infrastructure, making available $10 million for repairs, maintenance and upgrades to health clinics and infrastructure across Australia.
Nearly $400 million for exceptional medical research projects including projects to improve First Nations healthThrough the Medical Research Future Fund, nearly 200 ground-breaking medical research projects will share in more than $382 million in grants, including more than $32 million to improve First Nations health.
Strengthening GP care for Indigenous AustraliansMedical clinics have been encouraged to provide better, ongoing care to Indigenous Australians following the revamp of an incentive program designed to achieve better, long-term health outcomes.
$5 million for Indigenous-led team to improve maternal and child health researchAn Indigenous-led team of medical and social health researchers have been tasked with investigating how to improve First Nations wellbeing during pregnancy, birth and the early years
'Strong Born' a new campaign supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to yarn about FASDToday, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) supported by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), will launch the Strong Born campaign aimed at raising awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and safe breastfeeding practices.
Boosting Indigenous youth HPV vaccination ratesEfforts to curb high rates of a silent, cancer-causing virus in Indigenous communities has received a major boost with a new program developed to increase uptake of a critical vaccine.
Support for high-risk groups after stillbirth and miscarriageThe Australian Government is providing greater support to ease the heartbreak of stillbirth and miscarriage among higher-risk groups.
More First Nations Australians receiving NDIS supportFirst Nations Australians living with disability are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in greater numbers, according to new data.
Doors open at headspace Palmerstonheadspace Palmerston has officially opened its doors, providing young people access to vital mental health support in their own community.
Advancing global health through G20Australia’s Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health and Indigenous Australians, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy will represent Australia at the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting on 27-28 October in Bali, Indonesia.