Medical support from AUSMAT for bushfire evacuees

The Australian Government has, for the first time, deployed Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) specialists in a domestic setting to provide medical support to people evacuated from bushfire-affected communities.   The eight specialists – two doctors, two nurses, two paramedics and two logisticians – have been deployed to RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria to…

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Recognising community spirit through Volunteer Grants

The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and on the Mornington Peninsula through the $20 million Volunteer Grants program.   Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving their fundraising.   Expressions of interest…

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$437 million to improve the health of all Australians

The Morrison Government is investing $437 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care.   A total of 495 projects will receive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) following a competitive process.   Projects include $68 million for cancer research, $58…

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Educating the nurse of the future

The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the Independent Review of Nursing Education—Educating the Nurse of the Future.   The Government commissioned the review to ensure nurses are adequately equipped to meet the needs of Australia’s future health system.   Nurses are the largest single health profession in Australia, and comprise more than 40 per…

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