Health.gov.au Australians Make Healthier Choices With Health Star Ratings 2016-10-21T04:48:02.000000Z More Australians are choosing healthier packaged foods, thanks to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, according to new campaign evaluation research. Consultation welcome on draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan 2016-10-20T05:24:39.000000Z The community is being invited to have their say on a new national plan that aims to improve the lives of people with mental health issues. Rural Medicine Australia Conference 2016-10-20T00:00:00.000000Z Regional, rural and remote health reform is one of the Australian Government’s key health priorities. Digital payments IT system replacement 2016-10-19T00:00:35.000000Z The Australian Government will replace the IT system to deliver reliable and accurate health, aged care and veterans’ payments. Turnbull Government to ease pressure on private health insurance premiums 2016-10-18T23:19:23.000000Z The Australian Government will reduce the cost of thousands of medical devices ranging from pacemakers and lenses to knees and hips by half-a-billion dollars to take pressure off private health insurance premiums for Australians. Opening of the Commonwealth Home Support Program Growth Funding Round 2016-10-17T07:14:02.000000Z Existing and prospective aged care providers of Commonwealth Home Support Program services are invited to apply for funding to support older people to live independently within their communities. Kimberley Roundtable – Suicide Prevention 2016-10-14T03:00:41.000000Z A high-level Roundtable discussion on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide in the Western Australian Kimberley region, emphasised the need for local, Indigenous controlled responses to the escalating rates of suicide in the community. New Survey Provides Valuable Data on the Status of Eye Health Conditions 2016-10-12T23:52:46.000000Z The Australian Government has launched the National Eye Health Survey Report on the prevalence and causes of vision impairment and blindness around the nation. National Day to Focus on Youth Mental Health 2016-10-11T00:26:45.000000Z Sometimes acknowledging that you need help and reaching out is the hardest part but on headspace Day young Australians around the country are being reminded that mental health is important and help is always available. Launch of Nursing White Paper on Health Reform 2016-10-11T00:13:10.000000Z The Australian Government has acknowledged an important White Paper, prepared by the Australian College of Nursing, which details the role of nurses in future health and aged care reform.