Health.gov.au Millions of Australians set to benefit from new and cheaper medicines 2017-03-24T23:51:35.000000Z Going to the pharmacy is set to be cheaper from next month, with the cost of more than 1100 medicine brands being reduced and with vital new drugs being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. COAG Health Council Communique - 24 March 2017 2017-03-24T05:43:34.000000Z The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Melbourne at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. COAG Health Council Communique - 24 March 2017 2017-03-24T05:43:34.000000Z The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Melbourne at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. Turnbull Government appoints new mental health advisory panel 2017-03-23T06:45:04.000000Z The Australian Government is establishing a new mental health advisory panel to support our commitment to improve services to those that need them. Supporting community street soccer with $4 million boost 2017-03-21T23:33:31.000000Z The Australian Government will provide an additional $4 million in funding over the next four years to continue The Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer program. Consumer involvement in their own healthcare – key to a sustainable national health system 2017-03-21T02:49:19.000000Z The Secretary of the Federal Department of Health, Martin Bowles has recognised the importance of consumer involvement in health and aged care will significantly deliver a better and more sustainable Australian health system. Funding to help sporting groups tackle illegal drugs 2017-03-21T01:19:03.000000Z More than a thousand community sport clubs across the country are being encouraged to take part in an Australian Government program to reduce the impact of illegal drugs on Australian communities. First National Rural Health Commissioner a step closer 2017-03-19T23:41:40.000000Z The appointment of Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner is a step closer. Coalition tackles local GP shortage head on 2017-03-16T23:06:25.000000Z Steps towards solving the shortage of GPs in the Woy Woy area have been announced after a public forum was called in response to concerns raised by residents and local GPs. Minister Gillespie discusses Australia’s response to radiological emergencies 2017-03-16T03:10:51.000000Z Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, attended the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council meeting at Victoria’s State Control Centre.