Read the latest media releases, speeches and transcripts.
Grant applications now open for community and Indigenous organisations for funding to support people with cancerA new round of funding to support Australians living with cancer has opened today, with the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health Malarndirri McCarthy announcing the latest Supporting People with Cancer (SPWC) Grant initiative.
- The Australian Government is providing $2.8 million to fund preliminary exploratory work on the establishment of a new medical school in the Northern Territory.
- Alice Springs residents will have better access to health care, with the opening of a new Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC).
- The Australian Government is investing in enhanced screening and research of cancer in Indigenous Australians, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant Schemes.
- The Australian Government is working to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through six research projects that have all involved First Nations people.
- The Australian Government is working to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through 26 research projects that have all involved First Nations people from the start.
- The Albanese Government is supporting specialist training for First Nations doctors and medical students with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) receiving a $900,000 funding boost.
- The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to Darwin and Alice Springs residents with the opening of two Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCC).
Minister for Health and Aged Care and Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health – press conference in Alice Springs – 20 September 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler's and Senator McCarthy's press conference in Alice Springs about the opening of two Medicare Urgent Care Clinics in the Northern Territory, investment in central Australia, and Voice to Parliament.
- Delivering on the Albanese Government’s election commitment, CareFlight has received $19.95 million to increase lifesaving aeromedical services in the Top End with a second rescue helicopter and aeromedical jet.