$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…

New website to support mums

The Turnbull Government is today launching a new online mental health resource to support new mums and mums-to-be through a range of perinatal support programs. The new MumSpace website offers free access to evidence-based mental health support tools, apps, helplines and resources. These include two online programs that help new parents build practical skills and…

International Tourists flock to Phillip Island

More international visitors are taking the time to visit Phillip Island during their stay in Australia, new figures have revealed. The International Visitor Survey (IVS), released in September, has shown international tourists are staying longer and spending more on Phillip Island, with a 60% increase in tourist numbers and a 55% increase in average spend…

Major reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and these reforms will get better value for families and make policies easier to understand. Private health insurance is an essential and valuable…