Department of Health (Australia)

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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 Home Support program...


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 impairment,...

Discussion paper

15 Mar 2011

This Discussion Paper has been prepared by the Department of Health and Ageing as a basis for consultation with pathology stakeholders. These consultations will inform the development of advice to the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, regarding options for future...

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19 Oct 2017

This report into aged care funding highlights a range of options to modify Australia’s residential care funding instrument.


14 Oct 2017

This strategy document outlines how Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from a strengthened mental health system.


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.

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