Heart Week is Australia’s national heart health awareness week held in the first week of May each year.
National Cabinet Statement on a better future for the federation
See the below statement, released following the conclusion of National Cabinet on Friday 28 April 2023.
Release of the National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework 2023–2027
The Australian Government has announced the National Rural and Remote Nursing Generalist Framework. The framework supports registered nurses to work to their full ability in rural and remote healthcare settings.
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.
Changes to the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive
Updates to the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI) aim to improve continuity of care and health outcomes for First Nations people with chronic disease.
First meeting of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce
The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce, chaired by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, met in Sydney on 29 July 2022 for the first time. A communique outlining discussions has been released.
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.
Consultation is open for the draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan
If you have an interest in primary health care and want to have a say about our draft Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan, consultations are now open. Find out how you can get involved and make a submission.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd’s press conference about COVID-19 – 21 August 2021
Read the transcript of Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd's press conference on 21 August 2021 about coronavirus (COVID-19).