The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published a report that shows over $120 billion was spent on health goods and services in 2009-10.

The Health Expenditure Australia 2009-10 report shows the total expenditure on health was $121.4 billion in the 2009-10 financial year, showing an increase of $7.9 billion since 2008-09.

This was 9.4% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP) and averaged out at $5,479 per Australian.

Victoria's newest cancer research and treatment node, the Monash Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MCCC), which services the estimated 30 per cent of the state's cancer patients living in Melbourne's south-east corridor, has launched a website providing information on its programs, including clinical trials.

A major shift in thinking is needed for dealing with health equity issues in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report by the Global Action on Health Equity Network (HealthGAEN), co-founded by researchers at The Australian National University.

RMIT University has signed a $2 million international research deal that will see extensive research into Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) conducted.

Rates of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) infections are now being published on the MyHospitals website, where individual hospital performance in SAB management will be compared to a national average.

Construction of the new Cockburn GP Super Clinic has commenced after Federal Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke turned the first sod.

Researchers at Monash University and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute will be at the forefront of drug discovery and development, as the leaders of Victoria's first structural cryo-electron microscopy centre, to be built at Monash University.

The Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo-Electron Microscopy
will be established with the prestigious $1 million Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, presented to the research team at a recent awards dinner.

The Federal Government has formed a new taskforce to boost efforts in closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has launched a study of the health outcomes for hospital patients with dementia.

The inaugural meeting of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Advisory Group has been held, opened by the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has found that the prevalence of asthma in children and young adults have decreased over the past decade.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has reported a substantial incresase in recent years in the number of admissions for palliative care in Australian hospitals.

This year's round of research funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been announced, totalling $673.3 million in Commonwealth funds allocated through 1,140 grants to support researchers, research projects and research institutions around the country.

A survey conducted by Women’s Health Australia shows that women living in regional and remote areas experience poorer health than their city counterparts.

The Western Australian Science and Innovation Minister John Day has awarded Dr Foteini Hassiotou the Western Australian 2011 AusBiotech-GSK Student Excellence Award for her breakthrough research into breast milk.   

A collaboration between Creative Antibiotics Sweden AB and Griffith University is expected to result in the development of a new treatment against antibiotic-resistant infections.

Queensland’s non-clinical hospital workers, including administrative, operational, technical, professional staff, and dental officer, have protested in Brisbane and Townsville against the Government’s offer of a 2.5% per annum pay rise over the next three years, claiming it to be ‘hopelessly inadequate’ and failing to keep up with inflation.

The Victorian Government has announced a new $10 million major fund aimed at facilitating innovative research into mental health. 

The Queensland Government has announced the passage of the Health and Hospitals Network Bill which will see the establishment of 17 Local Health and Hospital Networks (LHHNs) as part of the ongoing COAG National Reform Agenda.

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