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More and Better Support for the Severely Mentally Ill
May 2011
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today visited the Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia (MIFSA) to see firsthand the impact local mental health services will have as a result of the Gillard Government's $2.2 billion mental health reform package. ...
2011-12 Budget Provides Greater Access to Psychological Support
May 2011
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today said the Government's $2.2 billion mental health package would provide more people with access to face-to-face psychological support from allied mental health professionals. ...
Pathology Services to be Better Managed and Funded, Delivering $550 Million Saving to Taxpayer
April 2011
A new landmark agreement between the Gillard Government and the pathology sector will ensure that patients get access to quality, affordable pathology services and the tax payer, better value for money. ...
Transcript of Interview with David Speers on Sky Lunchtime Agenda
April 2011
National Live Longer Roadshow Kicks off to Improve Health of Indigenous Australians
April 2011
The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, has launched a new national campaign called Live Longer featuring community events across the country to help extend the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It's a central part of the Australian Government's $21.3 million investment over four years to establish and run Local Community Campaigns. ...
Discuss Giving Life During Donatelife Week
February 2011
Australia's first national DonateLife Week was today launched by the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King. ...
Better Aged Care Services for Older Australians from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds
February 2011
Older Australians of non-English-speaking backgrounds will benefit from better access to aged care services that meet their needs following the call today for applications for funding under the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Program. ...
New PBS Listings Help Fight Life Threatening Illnesses
February 2011
The Gillard Government today announced a boost to the fight against life-threatening conditions with the listing of new drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). ...
Tribute to Australian Organ Donors
January 2011
A record number of 309 deceased Australians donated their organs and tissue for transplant during 2010, drawing praise and gratitude today from the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King. ...
Minister Raises Dementia Awareness
January 2011
Almost 600,000 Australians are projected to be living with dementia by 2030 as Australia's population ages, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler said today. ...
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