Morrison and Marshall Governments come together to support Australians with lymphoedema

Australians diagnosed with lymphoedema now have greater access to therapeutic compression garments, thanks to investments from the Morrison Government and South Australian Marshall Government.   The Morrison Government has committed $2 million a year for lymphoedema support at the National level. That funding will begin immediately and be ongoing, while the Marshall Liberal Government will…

$25 million delivered for National Centre of Coasts and Climate at Point Nepean

The Morrison Government is investing $25 million for the construction one of the world’s great marine and oceanographic research and education centres on the historic site of the Quarantine Station Precinct at Point Nepean, Victoria. The four-year grant agreement has been finalised with the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Monash University, to build the…

Continuous care with telehealth stage seven

In a major boost for primary health care, the Australian Government is further strengthening telehealth arrangements as recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and other medical experts.   Under stage seven of telehealth reforms announced today, Medicare-subsidised telehealth services, introduced as a key part of…

$4.5 million for Indigenous Health Website

The Australian Government will provide almost $4.5 million to Edith Cowan University in Western Australia to continue support for its Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website and associated resources.   The website provides easy access to a wide range of information as well as a knowledge exchange and online discussions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.…

PBS listings to benefit Australians with type 2 diabetes and small cell lung cancer, emergency dispersing measures of PBS medicines extended

The importance of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme has been underlined with new and amended medicines listings on the PBS, and an extension to emergency dispersing measures to support patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.   From 1 July the medicine Ozempic® (semaglutide) will be listed on the PBS as a new treatment option for type 2…