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The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.
The Australian Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
New Medicare data shows nearly 9 out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the 9 months from July 2018 to March 2019.
The Australian Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through the PBS, helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions.
The Australian Government has signed agreements with all 8 state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP)
The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners (GP) service items on the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). These services include health assessments, chronic disease management plans, and mental health services provided by GPs.
Professor Ian Frazer AC led the Australian delegation to the 2019 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention. The delegation highlighted Australia’s strength in health and medical research.
The Australian Government is investing $400,000 in 4 innovative research grants to find new ways to protect people at risk of suicide and interventions to prevent suicide.
The Australian Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.
This media release is to reassure the Australian public that access to measles vaccines through the National Immunisation Program is available.
Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ (the Campaign) launched in January to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.
Annual influenza vaccination is the most important way to prevent influenza and its complications. Annual vaccination is recommended for anyone aged 6 months and over who wishes to reduce the risk of influenza and its complications.
Australians at risk from influenza are encouraged to obtain free vaccination, with more than six million doses of the latest influenza vaccines available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in 2019.
A new report shows the power of local campaigns in reducing tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Australian Government has issued a statement of support for the Australian Advisory Board on Technology and Healthcare Competitiveness.
The 2019–20 Federal Budget details the Australian Government's commitment to supporting lifesaving medical research. The Budget includes a $5 billion 10-year investment plan from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
A new consumer information campaign to help educate Australians on the safe and effective use of their Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines commenced on 28 March 2019.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety welcomes input from the Australian community on aged care issues. Share your ideas on how to improve aged care and your experiences with aged care services.