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Launch of Australia’s first National Health and Climate Strategy

The Australian Government has launched Australia’s first National Health and Climate Strategy.

Consultation on Australia's first National Health and Climate Strategy

We are seeking feedback on Australia's first National Health and Climate Strategy. Learn more about the strategy and how you can have your say.

Vital health support for flood-affected regions

Many areas of eastern Australia are currently affected by severe floods. The Australian Government will provide more than $35.9 million in funding to ensure the continuity of vital health services and mental health support. Find out what healthcare support and services are available to help you.

Supporting and Strengthening Primary Care as Australia opens up

The Australian Government is taking further steps to support and strengthen the health system as we open up to living with COVID-19 under phases B and C of the National Plan to transition Australia's National COVID Response, as agreed by National Cabinet.

PFAS study delayed by COVID-19

A joint media statement from Professor Brendan Murphy, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and Professor Martyn Kirk,
Australian National University.

Safety of 5G technology

Statement from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, about the safety of the new generation 5G mobile phone network

5G technology is safe

There is no evidence telecommunication technologies, such as 5G, cause adverse health impacts.

Call for submissions: National Dust Disease Taskforce

The National Dust Disease Taskforce has released a consultation paper and is seeking submissions from the community and stakeholders.

Taskforce to Tackle Silicosis and Other Dust Diseases

The Australian Government Department of Health has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia.
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