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The Medical Research Future Fund has granted researchers more than $2.6 million to develop a new, simpler Australian pathology test for coronavirus (COVID-19).
A joint media release from Minister Hunt with Dr Nick Coatsworth, Australian Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Alison McMillan, Australian Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, and the private health sector.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee recommended special provisions be applied to vulnerable people in the workplace.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee recognised local circumstances may prompt States and Territories to introduce additional measures to further control community transmission.
Australian governments met again today as the National Cabinet to take further action to slow the spread of coronavirus to save lives and to save livelihoods.
The Prime Minister has announced a $1.1 billion package which boosts mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance for people at home and emergency food relief.
As at 11:59 AEDT Thursday 26 March 2020, movement into certain remote areas is being restricted to protect community members from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee about school immunisation programs and dental services.
On 27 March 2020, the Australian Government announced the improved payment arrangements for home care would be placed on hold due to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, has announced further social distancing measures to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information about flexibility provisions and other Commonwealth support available, and advice for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Social Support Group providers.
Information about the new process for ordering PPE supplies for the aged care sector, the new eLearning module for aged care workers, visit guidelines, and mental health resources.
A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) about coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, announced new measures and restrictions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on 22 March 2020.
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 March 2020.
The Department of Health recognises the ongoing efforts of Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers delivering care to older Australians at home and in communities during the COVID 19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Providers of Commonwealth funded aged care services will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international students to ensure the care of senior and vulnerable Australians, as part of the campaign to combat the impact of coronavirus (COVID 19).
The National Cabinet today announced additional funding of $444.6 million for the aged care sector to ensure the continuity of the aged care workforce.