$2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19

The Australian Government has unveiled a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The package provides unprecedented support across primary care, aged care, hospitals, research and the national medical stockpile. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said…

$4.9 million for collaborative health and medical research for all Australians

The Morrison Government is providing more than $4.8 million for research initiatives that will lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as suicide prevention, gestational weight gain and low back pain.   The latest round of funding through the Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Partnership Projects scheme will…

Australia’s third centre for innovation in regional health recognises Northern Queensland’s leadership in research based health care

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre in North Queensland has become the third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The Centre has demonstrated research excellence and leadership in research based clinical care and training, in addressing the region’s healthcare needs.   The Minister for Health,…

National Plastics Summit signals change for plastic recycling

The Morrison Government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit, reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said Monday’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local…

Update on COVID-19 in Australia

Australia now has a total of 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19, following three additional cases of people with direct links to Iran.   The latest confirmed case is in Tasmania, a 40 year old man who has recently returned from Iran.   This follows the first death of an Australian with COVID-19 infection early yesterday.…

Western Australian COVID-19 case

It is with great sadness that the Australian Government notes the death of a 78-year-old man in Western Australia with COVID-19 infection.   Our condolences go to his family and friends at this difficult time.   The man was one of the Australian citizens from the Diamond Princess whom the Australian Government assisted to depart…