• Abbott Government plans national approach on Mental Health

    The Abbott Government is working towards the revival of a national approach to improving mental health outcomes and access to support services long-term. The National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services paints a complex, fragmented, and in parts, disturbing picture of Australia’s mental health system....

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  • Nation’s largest diabetes conversation

    Today I welcome the agreement of the states and territories to working together with the Commonwealth to revive a national approach to mental health reform. The response to the findings and reform recommendations will be coordinated through a dedicated COAG working group as proposed yesterday. This is essential because,...

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  • headspace Albury Wodonga officially launched

    A new headspace centre providing mental health and wellbeing services for young people in Albury Wodonga was officially opened today by Member for Farrer and Minister for Health, Sussan Ley. headspace Albury Wodonga delivers youth friendly mental health and wellbeing services specifically for 12 – 25 year olds and...

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  • New Primary Health Networks to deliver better local care

    Australian patients are set to receive better access to frontline health services in their local area as part of the Abbott Government’s plans to improve the health of the nation, with the country’s new Primary Health Network (PHN) on track to begin rolling out from July 1. Minister for...

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  • RIP Richie Benaud OBE

    It’s a sad day for generations of cricket fans the world over and for all Australians with the passing of former Australian test cricket captain Richie Benaud OBE. His legacy and contribution to cricket is unparalleled and all Australians will miss his unique style of commentary accompanying our summers....

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