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Elevating people with lived experience of mental ill-health to drive reform

The Australian Government will establish two independent mental health organisations while continuing to support another.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 newsletter – 30 January 2023

In this issue: COVID-19 vaccination support; Reminder annual reporting for influenza vaccinations in aged care; and Changes to how services request Commonwealth COVID-19 Support , including RAT kits, PCR testing, Oral antiviral treatments, workforce and PPE.

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.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 newsletter – 20 January 2023

In this issue: Learn about COVID-19 safe behaviours, reducing risk to staff and visitors, using PPE and accessing oral antiviral treatments.

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.

Your Aged Care Update newsletter issue #01, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #01: 2023 Residents' Experience Surveys launch, QFR requirements, HCP provider manual updates and more

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.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 update 13 January 2023

In this edition: Reporting of aged care residents and staff influenza vaccinations; Oversight of the Commission's infection prevention and control (IPC); 2023 COVID-19 support for aged care and helpful resources

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).
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