Health.gov.au New drug to help over 200,000 Australians 2017-07-28T12:46:07.000000000+10:00 The Australian Government has taken another significant step to eliminate hepatitis C from Australia by subsidising a new drug which can treat all forms of the disease with an expected success rate of 90%. National approach to prescription drug misuse 2017-07-28T10:35:56.000000000+10:00 The Australian Government will invest over $16 million to deliver the national roll-out of real time prescription monitoring for medicines to directly address the needless loss of life from misuse of these drugs. More youth mental health support 2017-07-26T13:05:02.000000000+10:00 Young people seeking help to deal with the pressures of life will benefit from a $500,000 Australian Government investment in better online mental health support. FFA teams up with DonateLife in winning bid to save lives 2017-07-26T10:15:36.000000000+10:00 Lifesaving organ and tissue donation is set for a boost with the Football Federation Australia and DonateLife teaming up to encourage more people to register their intentions online. Conference Strengthens Indigenous Suicide Prevention 2017-07-26T08:54:45.000000000+10:00 Leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in tackling suicide have received Australian Government scholarships to enable them to attend this week’s National Suicide Prevention Conference. Health funding to protect Australians 2017-07-23T11:52:33.000000000+10:00 The Australian Government is providing $27 million to strengthen the planning and response to a national health emergency, should one be triggered by bioterrorist attack or contagious disease outbreak. $116 million anti-smoking campaign key to help Closing the Gap 2017-07-18T13:19:16.000000000+10:00 Australian Government initiatives are helping prevent Indigenous people from taking up smoking and to encourage existing smokers to quit. Innovation has Older Australians Sharing in Better Caring 2017-07-17T10:53:41.000000000+10:00 An Australian-first online marketplace linking independent care and support workers with clients highlights the promise of innovation to improve the lives of our ageing population. AFL goes for lifesaving goal as organ donors sign up in record time 2017-07-13T08:39:19.000000000+10:00 The Australian Government has unveiled a new online organ donor registration process which will save lives. Public consultation to help inform care at home reforms 2017-07-13T08:22:05.000000000+10:00 The Australian Government has released a public discussion paper to help inform future care at home reforms.