• Farrer Food Fair – Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    Venue: Australian Parliament House, Canberra What is the Farrer Food Fair? From small to big business and exporters, Farrer is truly the “home” of irrigated agriculture – producing rice, grapes, cotton and cereals, through to dairy, wool, fat lambs and cattle. We also have important industries surrounding citrus, horticulture...

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  • Patients gain subsidised access to expensive new medicines

    Australians from 1 December will pay no more than $38.30 for a medicine to treat thyroid cancer that would cost a patient $117,000 without subsidised access through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).  The medicine - Lenvatinib (Lenvima®) - is used in the treatment of radioactive iodine refractory differentiated thyroid...

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  • 50,000 preschools to receive free water safety education packs

    Summer can be a time of fun in the sun and in the water, but it is also a time to be extra careful about children’s water safety. Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley today urged all families and teachers involved with young children to use free water...

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  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week

    Funding to conduct a survey to better understand why young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at increased risk of blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI) was announced today.  The Minister for Health and Aged Care Sussan Ley, MP and the Assistant Minister for Health...

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  • Health Care Homes’ voluntary trial scheduled for mid-2017

    The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley, said the Turnbull Government was committed to its Health Care Homes program to find better ways of delivering medical services to an ageing population with one in two Australian living with a chronic condition. United General Practice Australia (UGPA) today...

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