Kalgoorlie to receive Medicare-eligible MRI licence

The Turnbull Government will provide a Medicare-eligible MRI licence at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus, as the first response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.  Western Australia, and in particular Kalgoorlie, has been identified as an area of critical need.   Our commitment ensures important medical scans will…

$3.2 million to improve care for people with eating disorders

The Turnbull Government is investing $3.2 million in a new pilot project to improve the treatment and care of people with eating disorders. The Government will provide eating disorder advocacy organisation, the Butterfly Foundation, $1.4 million to run a pilot project on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  The national pilot will support over 240 patients, trialling new…

More patients to benefit from expanded medication management program

The Turnbull Government will expand a community pharmacy program which enables Australians to better manage their prescription medicine, benefitting an additional 70,000 Australians a week. The Dose Administration Aids (DAA) program involves community pharmacists preparing patient specific, sealed, tamper resistant devices that are designed to help individual patients take their medicines exactly as prescribed. This…

$11 million boost for drug and alcohol support services in Brisbane’s north

The Turnbull Government will significantly boost life-changing drug and alcohol support services in the Caboolture and Bribie Island region with an $11 million investment, with funding immediately available.  This funding will save lives, keep families together and create a safer community.  It will mean residents can access more services locally in their community rather than…

$22 million for a breakthrough kidney disease treatment

An Australian medical breakthrough that could revolutionise the way kidney disease is treated, supporting millions of patients, will receive $22 million.  Through the Federal Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), fund managers Brandon Capital Partners will invest funding in Certa Therapeutics. The funding will help commercialise Certa’s cutting edge kidney disease treatment, providing Australian patients with…