New action plan to fight childhood heart disease

The Turnbull Coalition Government will develop a national plan to uncover new treatments and care options for more than 64,000 Australians affected by congenital/childhood heart disease.  National Childhood Heart Disease Action Plan will be jointly developed with HeartKids, who will receive $150,000 to undertake this work.  Congenital conditions, including congenital heart disease, are the leading…

Public consultation to toughen the multinational anti-avoidance law

Multinational companies who attempt to avoid Australian taxes will see more loopholes closed under proposed new legislation. The Turnbull Government’s Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (MAAL) took effect from 1 January 2016 and prevents multinationals from escaping Australian tax by using artificial or contrived arrangements to avoid having a taxable presence in Australia. Today the Government has…

Quad-strain meningococcal vaccine to be added to National Immunisation Program

To help protect our youngest Australians from the devastating consequences of meningococcal, the Turnbull Government will add a quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The new vaccine (Nimenrix) covers against A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY) and will be added to the NIP ahead of the next peak meningococcal season which, based…