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Minister Roxon Speech to AGPN Forum

We are now at the stage of implementing the next step in primary care reform - building on the achievements of Divisions of General Practice and developing them into Medicare Locals.

Grants for GP Clinics

More and more patients around the country will see services expand at their local GP clinics as a result of a $54 million investment in frontline medical services by the Commonwealth Government.

2012 Ramus Scholarships

Applications are now open for the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme, funded by the Australian Government and designed to encourage medical students with a rural background to pursue a medical career in rural, regional or remote Australia.

Rural and Regional Health Australia

Australians living in rural, regional and remote parts of the country will have better access to information about local Commonwealth health care services and have a strong voice on funding priorities following the creation of Rural and Regional Health Australia today.

More Headspace Sites Announced

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the further expansion of the successful headspace program with 15 new sites and two outpost sites to be set up across Australia.

More Health Professionals for Aboriginals and T.S. Islanders

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, said health checks and access to health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders will be easier with the announcement today of more than 41 new positions across Australia.

Electronic Health Records

Electronic health records have the potential to save lives, time and money and make the health system much more efficient. They can also make medical information much more secure and private.


Rural Health Grants

Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon today invited applications for grants under the Government’s sixth round of its National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program (NRRHIP), which will remain open for almost 10 weeks.

Senator Di Natale Speech on Dental Health

For some reason we have decided to treat the mouth as separate from the rest of the body.

ANF Press Release - Government Must Invest in Nursing Jobs

What is really needed is an increase in the number of funded places for undergraduate nursing and midwifery courses, so Australia can meet the immediate and future needs of the health workforce, particularly in regional areas.


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by Dr. Radut.