Launch of national women’s health survey results

The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of today’s national women’s health survey, which reflects the challenges and opportunities for the health care needs of Australian women and girls.   The fifth annual Jean Hailes National Women’s Health Survey reflects the health needs and behaviour of almost 10,000 women throughout Australia.   The survey has helped…

Report reveals Indigenous health goals on track

A significant number of Indigenous Australian health outcomes are on track to be achieved within four years, an annual Report Card has revealed.   The annual Report Card on the Implementation Plan for The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013 to 2023, shows 12 of the 20 goals named in the Plan…

Grant call open for research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Morrison Government is calling for proposals for $3 million in research to better understand the causes and improve diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).   Tomorrows opening of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) competitive Targeted Call for Research (TCR) is designed to help stimulate quality collaborative research in…

Primary Health Reform Steering Group Established

The Morrison Government has appointed a team of experts to provide independent advice on the development of the Primary Health Care 10-Year Plan.   The 10-Year Plan will set a vision and path to guide future primary health care reform, as part of the Government’s Long Term National Health Plan.   Under the Long Term…

Safer Baby Bundle to reduce stillbirths

A package of education and awareness measures designed to reduce rates of stillbirth, will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia.   The Safer Baby Bundle, developed principally by the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth at the University of Queensland, will be provided to hospitals in selected areas.  …

New facilities for students at Balcombe Grammar School

Federal Member for Flinders. The Hon Greg Hunt MP today opened the new VCE building at Balcombe Grammar School, funded in part by a $2 million contribution by the Morrison Government.   Mr Hunt said the new building would provide students with a state-of-the-art space to complete their secondary education and assist them to access…

World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day. It is an opportunity to talk and think about how we perceive mental illness in Australia, including removing any stigma around it.   One in five Australians is affected by mental illness each year, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.   Supporting mental health and suicide prevention…

New 3D printing laboratory at the forefront of facial surgery

A new 3D printing laboratory officially opened today in Melbourne has the potential to revolutionise how we repair and augment bones in the head, skull and face.   Australian company Anatomics opened its 3D printing polymer laboratory, where it will develop its new porous plastic implant material, known as ‘StarPore’ – the first synthetic product…