Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health terms of reference

The Coalition Government has today released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health and announced the appointment of an Associate Commissioner for the inquiry. The inquiry will consider how mental illness can affect all aspects of a person’s quality of life including physical health, social participation, education, employment and financial…

South Australian endometriosis school education program launched

A program teaching South Australian high school students about the chronic menstrual health disorder endometriosis will be launched in South Australian schools thanks to joint funding from the Morrison and Marshall Governments. The State and Federal Governments will each provide $140,000 for the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia to run the Periods, Pain, Endometriosis Program…

$4 million to fund research into Autism

The Liberal National Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.   The research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council has been allocated for five projects across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.…

My Health Record privacy measures pass the Senate

The Morrison Government has successfully passed important privacy measures relating to My Health Record, through the Senate, strengthening Labor’s original legislation and further protecting the health information of Australians. They include tougher penalties for those that misuse the system, strengthening provisions to safeguard against domestic violence, prohibiting employers from requesting and using health information from…

MEDIA STATEMENT

Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for My Health Record.   The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time.   Labor’s plan to delay and derail the roll out of the My Health Record…