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Read the transcript of Professor Brendan Murphy's 27 January 2020 interview on ABC News Breakfast about novel coronavirus.
The health effects of short-term exposure to bushfire smoke include irritation of the nose, throat and eyes, coughing, sneezing, and congestion. Learn more about how to reduce your risk of exposure.
The Australian Government is committed to immunisation and to ensuring Australia has the best possible vaccination program underpinned by sound evidence and effective vaccines.
Read the transcript of the Professor Brendan Murphy's media conference about the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
The first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed by Victoria Health Authorities this morning. Find out more about novel coronavirus.
Read the transcript of Professor Brendan Murphy's 25 January 2020 interview on Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise about novel coronavirus.
A new electronic referral process allowing GPs to refer their patients to My Aged Care directly from their practice management systems is now available.
As part of the 2018–19 Budget, the Australian Government has provided funding to re-develop the My Aged Care website and service finders. The new website will be easier for consumers to navigate and find information about aged care services, understand the process and support consumer choice.
Residential aged care providers should now have collected quality indicator data for each of the three quality indicators for July, August, and September 2019.
In the 2019–20 Budget the Australian Government announced that funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) will be extended from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022.
Work is underway on an impact analysis to understand potential implications of moving to an alternative model for allocating residential aged care places that encourages greater consumer choice.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has today announced the results of the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round.
The Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) will establish 35 units to provide specialist dementia care to people who are experiencing very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Approved aged care providers have an important role to ensure care recipients continue to receive quality care during and after emergency events by being well prepared for any events that might affect services.
A new online form is available on the My Aged Care website that allows consumers, or someone acting on their behalf, to register with My Aged Care and apply for their first assessment online.