Kalgoorlie to receive Medicare-eligible MRI licence

The Turnbull Government will provide a Medicare-eligible MRI licence at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus, as the first response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.  Western Australia, and in particular Kalgoorlie, has been identified as an area of critical need.   Our commitment ensures important medical scans will…

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New Mobile Blackspot Program round announced

Residents, visitors and businesses across the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Cardinia Shire and the City of Casey are being asked to highlight areas of poor mobile coverage ahead of the Federal Government’s fourth round of Mobile Blackspot Program. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to address…

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$11 million boost for drug and alcohol support services in Brisbane’s north

The Turnbull Government will significantly boost life-changing drug and alcohol support services in the Caboolture and Bribie Island region with an $11 million investment, with funding immediately available.  This funding will save lives, keep families together and create a safer community.  It will mean residents can access more services locally in their community rather than…

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More patients to benefit from expanded medication management program

The Turnbull Government will expand a community pharmacy program which enables Australians to better manage their prescription medicine, benefitting an additional 70,000 Australians a week. The Dose Administration Aids (DAA) program involves community pharmacists preparing patient specific, sealed, tamper resistant devices that are designed to help individual patients take their medicines exactly as prescribed. This…

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$22 million for a breakthrough kidney disease treatment

An Australian medical breakthrough that could revolutionise the way kidney disease is treated, supporting millions of patients, will receive $22 million.  Through the Federal Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), fund managers Brandon Capital Partners will invest funding in Certa Therapeutics. The funding will help commercialise Certa’s cutting edge kidney disease treatment, providing Australian patients with…

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