Following on from Wednesday’s landmark decision by the Parliament to establish the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, the Gillard Government is calling on Local Governments around Australia to apply for more than $23 million worth of Healthy Communities Grants.
The Gillard Government is getting on with the job of reforming our health and hospital system and today took the important next step in establishing a network of primary health care organisations – Medicare Locals – by releasing a discussion paper on their planned roles, functions and governance.
This week’s passage of legislation to establish the National Preventive Health Agency provides another solid basis from which to work for equal health for people in rural and remote areas.
Seven remote communities will gain vital additional subsidised air services under the Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme following special changes to limitations on the number of services to these communities that are allowed under the Scheme each week.
Nurse Practitioners and Midwives will from today be able to access the Medicare Benefits Schedule and provide Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicines in the community.