Health.gov.au National Cancer Screening Register - Statement by Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendon Murphy 2017-02-23T12:00:00.000000Z Due to the complexity of assimilating and migrating data from eight state and territory cancer registers into one register, the start date for Australia’s first National Cancer Screening Register has been delayed. Roadmap Roundtable considers next steps in aged care reform 2017-02-23T07:09:27.000000Z The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has met with about 100 aged-care consumers and providers to consider the Government’s next steps in the reform of Australia’s $16 billion aged care sector. Suicide prevention support for Grafton community 2017-02-23T02:37:59.000000Z Grafton will be the first location in Australia to get one of ten new [<em>]headspace[</em>] youth mental health services, providing an increase in support available to young people and their families during times of need. Record results for bulk-billing shows Medicare is stronger than ever. 2017-02-23T01:04:57.000000Z Australian patients are getting more benefit from Medicare than ever before with GP bulk billing rates jumping to 85.4 per cent during the second half of 2016. New flexible aged care places help older Australians stay at home for longer 2017-02-22T22:18:06.000000Z Thousands of Australians will benefit from an innovative new form of flexible aged care that will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness. New CEO for Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) 2017-02-22T04:37:19.000000Z Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, today announced that the Board of Food Standards Australia and New Zealand has appointed Mr Mark Booth as the new CEO of the internationally esteemed food standards agency. Funding delivered to open gut research centre 2017-02-22T01:30:26.000000Z The Australian Government has delivered on its election commitment to provide $4 million funding to make Australia’s first dedicated micro gut health research centre a reality. Action to deliver faster supply of medicinal cannabis products 2017-02-22T01:02:58.000000Z The Australian Government will facilitate faster access by qualified doctors to medicinal cannabis for patients with the necessary approvals. $27 million for better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes 2017-02-20T22:21:57.000000Z New funding of $27m for child and maternal health programs and primary health care will help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children healthy and ready to learn when they start school and ensure they are properly immunised. UWA leads on student online life-saving organ donor plan 2017-02-20T02:54:27.000000Z The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the first university in Australia to encourage students to help save lives by joining the Australian Organ Donor Register online.