Doorstop following COAG Health Council Meeting

Topics: Outcomes of COAG Health Council meeting GREG HUNT: I’m delighted with the outcome of today’s COAG Health Ministers’ meeting. We’ve made enormous progress on a series of fronts. Firstly, it’s about protecting patients. There will be a new national approach, which will be protecting patients from medical procedures in relation to cosmetic surgery. They…

New mental health services now available for Mornington Peninsula

Starting from today, Mornington Peninsula residents will have access to a new range of free mental health support services. The new services are part of an Australian Government’s $11 million funding package for mental health services across South Eastern Melbourne. The new services include: • Accessible Psychological Interventions (APIs) to support those with mild/moderate mental…

$100 million fund to fight brain cancer

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a $100 million fund in an effort to defeat brain cancer and provide a better life for those suffering from this terrible disease. The Australian Brain Cancer Mission is a partnership between the Federal Government, philanthropists, medical experts, patients and their families. The Mission aims to double survival rates…

More resources to help fight opioid addiction

Opioid addiction is an international and Australian health challenge, therefore the Turnbull Government is providing over $1 million to ensure health practitioners and consumers are informed about changes to accessing codeine-containing medicines. From 1 February next year, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available over-the-counter and will instead require a prescription from a doctor.…

Statement on Jackie Crowe

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing over the weekend of National Mental Health Commissioner, Ms Jackie Crowe. Jackie was one of the most influential figures in mental health, involved in activities across Australia which brought the voice of the consumer to mental health policies and services. Jackie had recently been reappointed…