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E&OE…                        Topics: ACT and South Australia agreeing to sign the National Health Reform Agreement; medicinal cannabis; mandatory reporting; endometriosis GREG HUNT: I’m delighted with the outcomes of today’s COAG health minister’s meeting. Perhaps most significantly, South Australia and the ACT have agreed to sign…

Investing in better Parkinson’s disease management

Marking World Parkinson’s Day, the Turnbull Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), is investing $7.75 million to help Global Kinetics Corporation continue to develop their world leading technology to help Parkinson’s sufferers self-manage their disease and therapy requirements.  The technology, the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph (PKG), is a wrist worn device that monitors symptoms and provides clinical reports…

Increased payments lock in record Commonwealth funding for hospitals

The Turnbull Government will make an increased payment of $547 million to the states and territories for public hospital activity in 2015-16, following the final reports by independent hospital pricing and funding agencies.  Commonwealth payments will now total $17.4 billion in 2015-16 and reflect the actual public hospital services delivered, after errors were found in…