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$52 Million to Improve Palliative Care Services and Training

29 May 2014The Australian Government will provide $52 million over three years to improve palliative care services and training, the Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, announced today.Minister Nash said the State and Territory Governments were responsible for delivering palliative care services, while the Australian Government supports projects that enhance the overall quality of services. “The […]


Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment

Investing in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services will help address the increasing gap in employment outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people as revealed in the new report released by the COAG Reform Council. Justin Mohamed, Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) said the COAG Reform Council report showed encouraging gains are […]


Concern over impact of the Budget on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples will suffer disproportionately under the 2014 Federal Budget, according to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.   “General and specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander measures in the Budget are already causing considerable anxiety amongst our peoples,” said Congress Co-Chair Kirstie Parker. “Our people are amongst the sickest, […]


Budget cuts will worsen oral health and increase the need for workforce reform, says DHAA Inc.

The Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (DHAA) Inc. today expressed its frustration with the cuts to dental funding in the Federal Budget and argued that updating the scope of practice of dental hygienists and oral health therapists is now more necessary than ever since the Abbott government proposes no other way to address high levels […]

Pharmacy Guild

Audit Commission recommendations would decimate pharmacy and the PBS

MEDIA RELEASE: Audit Commission recommendations would decimate pharmacy and the PBS The Pharmacy Guild of Australia completely rejects the recommendations of the National Commission of Audit in relation to community pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The Guild calls on the Federal Government to reaffirm its explicit commitments to the community pharmacy sector – made before and since […]


Media Coverage of Public Forum on Racism and Culture as Social Determinants

Over 70 people from the health and community sectors came together in Melbourne last week for the SDOHA Public Forum to discuss the impact of racism and culture on health outcomes in Australia. Speakers at the forum included: Professor Dennis McDermott (Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University) Associate Professor Yin Paradies Dr Barri Phatarfod (Doctors […]