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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.
Children in rural and remote areas will have better access to life-saving medical equipment under new funding provided by the Australian Government.
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
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.
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.
The 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.
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 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.
The Australian Government has selected six organisations to drive its plan to grow the nation’s home care workforce by 13,000 over the next two years, and support more senior Australians to access Home Care Packages and remain independent at home.
The Australian Government is investing in a stronger health system as part of our plan for a stronger future through a record $132 billion in 2022–23, increasing to $140 billion in 2025–26, with a total commitment of $537 billion over the next four years.
More than $38 million will be invested into mental health and suicide prevention support and services across the Australian Capital Territory over the next five years, following the signing of a landmark bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and ACT governments.
Australians with cystic fibrosis will soon have access to a new treatment following the listing of Trikafta® on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt at the Gold Coast Press Conference, on 25 March 2022, on ATAGI advice on booster doses; national immunisation program and Ofev added to PBS listings.
Following medical advice, the Biosecurity Emergency Determination relating to COVID-19 for Australia will not be renewed when it lapses on April 17.
The Australian Government is investing more than $100 million for seasonal influenza vaccines to protect Australians most at risk this winter.
Australians considered most at risk of severe illness will be able to receive a fourth COVID-19 vaccine heading into winter following advice accepted by the Australian Government from leading immunisation experts.
The Australian Government is helping more Australians access the medications they need with a new addition to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for people with progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD).