$5.6 million for research into healthy ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Morrison Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   Coinciding with NAIDOC week and the release of two key Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will provide the funding to…

Child immunisation at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines. New data for the March 2019 quarter reveals immunisation rates for all five year olds is 94.78 per cent which is our highest…

Government accepts Stillbirth Report Recommendations

The Morrison Government has accepted the recommendations made by the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Report. Our Government has agreed to, or agreed in principle to all the recommendations, and our response includes: developing a National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan in collaboration with state and territory governments and in consultation with…

HIV diagnosis: lowest in almost two decades

HIV diagnoses in Australia is the lowest in almost 20 years due to increased prevention measures, earlier testing and treatment. In an Australian first, we have now seen significant reductions in new HIV diagnoses recorded at the national level thanks to the commitment of governments, healthcare, community and research sector. The Kirby Institute at UNSW…

Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Acne and Depression medicines listed on the PBS

The Morrison Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions. Under the PBS, treatment for diabetes, severe cystic acne, depression and lung cancer will be available to patients for just $40.30 per script, or $6.50 with a concession card.…

$6.5 million for chronic disease care in South East Melbourne

Clinics in South East Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from $6.5 million in funding to assist patients with chronic conditions.   The funding, provided by the Morrison Government through the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), will see 28 general practices receive funding between $125,000 and $250,000 to deliver care coordination for…