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  1. More support for Australia’s world-class medical researchers
    The Turnbull Government is announcing new grant funding of almost $12 million to provide further support for Australia’s world-class medical researchers.
  2. Continuing rollout of Local Drug Action Teams across Australia
    The Australian Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia.
  3. Low dose codeine ineffective for most pain relief
    The best medical advice and research shows that codeine is no better for pain than other over the counter medicines, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, said today.
  4. Grants and workshops to develop Women Leaders in Sport
    The Australian Government will provide more than $210,000 in grants as well as expanded workshop opportunities to develop hundreds of female sporting leaders in 2018.
  5. $110 million additional investment in child and youth mental health
    The Australian Government is continuing to build on record levels of investment in mental health services with an additional $110 million to extend and expand mental health programs for young Australians.
  6. We’re set to sizzle – so take care
    With parts of the country set to experience record hot temperatures, the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, is urging people to stay safe in the sun and the water.
  7. Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program to support local job creation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme
    The Turnbull Government’s $33 million Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program has taken a major step forward, with the appointment of a consortium led by Ernst & Young (EY), including not-for-profit organisations and an employment service, to implement the job-creating initiative.
  8. Australian Government to allow medicinal cannabis exports
    In an important step for the development of the medicinal cannabis sector and to secure long-term supplies for Australian patients, the Federal Government will permit the export of medicinal cannabis products.
  9. Make Giving the Gift of Life Your New Year's Resolution
  10. Expert committee to consider out-of-pocket medical costs
    The Australian Government will work with the medical profession to address the large and sometimes unanticipated out-of-pocket medical fees some patients face.
  11. $3 million to save lives in the water
    The Turnbull Government will provide an additional $3 million to life saving clubs and other water safety organisations around Australia to help reduce drowning deaths and near-deaths.
  12. Interview with Alex Hart Weekend Sunrise
    Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Alex Hart Wekend Sunrise.
  13. Interview with Charles Croucher Weekend Today
    Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Charles Croucher Weekend Today
  14. More than $300 million for life-changing medicines
    Around 800 Australians each year suffering from lung cancer and relapsed refractory multiple myeloma will benefit from affordable access to new medicines from 1 January 2018.
  15. Christmas gifts to keep everyone physically active
    Rushing to find the perfect Christmas gift this weekend?
  16. Hearing Services Review Aims to Improve Client Care
    The Minister responsible for hearing services, Ken Wyatt AM, released the findings of the Review of Services and Technology Supply under the Government’s Hearing Services Program (HSP).
  17. New comprehensive guidance on medicinal cannabis
    For the first time, Australian prescribers of medicinal cannabis will have access to up-to-date information to help inform their decision-making about patient treatment options for a number of conditions.
  18. My Life My Lead Report: Tackling Social Determinants and Strengthening Culture Key to Improving Indigenous Health
    The Australian Government has released results of national consultations that highlight the importance of culture and tackling the social determinants of health, to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  19. New administrator announced for the National Rural Health Student Network
    The Australian Government has appointed a new administrator for the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN).
  20. Federal Coalition Government expands junior doctor training in the regions
    The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to significantly increase the number of rural-based doctors in training, by expanding opportunities to work in primary care settings.


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