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Release of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report

The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report is now available. It outlines a vision for Australia’s primary care system of the future.

Nurses are an irreplaceable part of our healthcare system

An opinion piece from Professor Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, on the importance of nurses in our healthcare system.

Using big data to find the best health care for older Australians

Big data is giving us a whole picture of Australia’s ageing pathways for the first time. Professor Maria Inacio is working with this data from the Registry of Senior Australians. She aims to find the best aged care and health care services for older Australians.

Medical receptionist sentenced to jail for more than $253k of Medicare fraud

A medical receptionist from south-eastern Queensland has been convicted after fraudulently claiming more than $253,000 in Medicare payments.

Reminder: Have your say on the National Dementia Action Plan

The National Dementia Action Plan is open for consultation. Find out about the plan and how to provide feedback.

Expressions of interest to join the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation

We are seeking expressions of interest to fill 7 vacancies on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), commencing 1 July 2023. Consider applying if you are a clinical professional, researcher, service delivery expert or consumer expert.

Discovering an Australian antiviral drug for COVID-19

In 2020, 5 Australian research organisations with expertise in infectious diseases and 2 industry partners formed a consortium. Their aim: to produce an Australian antiviral drug for COVID-19. This research is growing Australia’s ability to discover, test, and manufacture antiviral drugs.

Mandatory reporting of Japanese encephalitis virus vaccines to the Australian Immunisation Register began on 21 December 2022

From 21 December 2022, vaccination providers must report all Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) vaccines administered to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Therapeutic Goods Administration Adj. Professor John Skerritt's interview on ABC Radio National on 9 January 2023

Read the transcript of Therapeutic Goods Administration Adjunct Professor John Skerritt's interview with Hamish Macdonald on ABC Radio National on 9 January 2023.

Be informed before having cosmetic surgery

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, it is important that you get trustworthy information first. Information and resources are now available to help you make the safer choice.
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