Australia is on track to halve the gap in child death rates between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians but a much greater effort is needed to achieve equality in life expectancy by 2030, an independent report has found.
Where you live can affect your likelihood of being a smoker or being overweight or obese,according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.
One in three Australians is at increased risk of developing kidney disease and one in nine adults has some sign of kidney disease. It kills more people than breast or prostate cancer and more than twice as many as die on our roads every year. And its incidence is rising.
The first national whole-of-government strategy specifically addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide has been launched , supported by $17.8 million in new funding over four years.
It is telling us the story of how we are working to put people in regional and remote locations together with the medical help that they need because we do
not want any Australian, no matter where they live in this great country of ours to miss out on the best of medical care.
Shadow Health Minister, Peter Dutton, called on the Australian National Preventive Health Agency to save taxpayers’ money from being spent on a fat tax proposal that would potentially push up the cost of food for ordinary Australians without guaranteeing better health outcomes.
The Government is providing $18.5 million over four years to the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centres initiative.