Date published: 
27 November 2018
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia.

Organisations such as the Australian College of Nursing, the Consumers Health Forum, Lifeline and the Rural Doctors Association will receive funding through the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme so they can continue to contribute engaged, robust and constructive participation.

Established in 2016, the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme supports a wide range of organisations, and a total of 23 organisations have been provided funding over three years.

This will enable the organisations to play their part in informing the Government’s health agenda through impartial advice, thus contributing to improved health outcomes for Australians.

This can include consulting and sharing information with their members, the wider health sector, the community and the Government, providing sector knowledge and expertise and providing education and training to health practitioners to improve the quality of health services.

These organisations are integral to building a better health care system for the nation.

Their voices are important – and those voices wouldn’t be heard without the funding the Government provides under this program.

Several of these organisations also receive funding to deliver specific health programs under different funding streams. This funding is in addition to the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme.

A list of organisations and the funding amount they received.

Organisation Name

Total funding

Australian College of Nursing

$1,125,000

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

$1,125,000

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

$1,125,000

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia

$652,062

Allied Health Professions Australia

$459,075

Asthma Australia

$667,851

Australian Association of Practice Managers

$622,866

Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

$558,300

Continence Foundation of Australia

$1,125,000

Haemophilia Foundation Australia

$585,000

Heart Support-Australia

$819,000

Hepatitis Australia

$1,125,000

Lifeline Australia

$525,000

Macular Disease Foundation Australia

$1,125,000

Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association

$537,000

Mental Health Australia

$1,650,000

National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS

$1,125,000

National Rural Health Alliance

$2,910,000

Palliative Care Australia

$1,125,000

Public Health Association of Australia

$1,125,000

Rural Doctors Association of Australia

$1,125,000

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

$1,125,000

Vision 2020 The Right to Sight Australia

$1,125,000

Total HPAB funding

$23,486,154