Department of Health (Australia)

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Government of Australia

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Research report

9 Mar 2016

The Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Doctors (AFHW-Doctors) report published in December 2014 indicated that Australia’s health workforce is under pressure and must undergo significant transformation to meet future demands for healthcare. Despite the projected overall position of oversupply, imbalances within the medical specialty workforces...

Research report

26 Nov 2015

The need for action is critical when considering almost four million people in Australia will experience a mental illness in any one year. Mental illness is the third largest cause of disease burden in Australia after cancer and cardiovascular disease and the largest single cause...


5 Nov 2015

Provides the legislative framework for the regulatory, funding and quality foundation of Australia’s aged care system.


The Australian Government funds and regulates the provision of residential care, home care, home support and flexible care to those approved to receive it, and...


20 Apr 2012

The Government is building a better, fairer and more nationally consistent aged care system.

Under Living Longer Living Better, the aged care reform package provides $3.7 billion over five years.

$955.4 million to help people to stay at home through:

an integrated...

Research report

29 Feb 2012

Otitis media is a significant health issue, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Some studies suggest that up to 91% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in remote communities present with otitis media. Long term otitis media can result in hearing...

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14 Sep 2017

The Australian Government has announced major initiatives in home care services and improved access to the My Aged Care system, as it releases this report.


8 Aug 2017

The Turnbull Government has released the 2016 Ministerial Dementia Forum report, highlighting how support for people living with dementia can be improved.


25 Jul 2017

This purpose of this strategy document is to provide a national framework which identifies national priorities relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community, and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation.

Discussion paper

13 Jul 2017

This discussion paper seeks views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities.


23 Jun 2017

This report outlines an analysis of the dermatology workforce and the results of updated supply and demand projections, as well as considering capacity and distribution for vocational training into the future.

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