Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - November, 2012
The Federal Government has introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill into Parliament, which will seek to establish the nation’s first disability insurance scheme.
The Federal Government has welcomed the release of a report on carers of people with a mental illness, providing insight into what it calls ‘some of the most dedicated yet vulnerable members of our community’.
Governments should act courageously to counter mental health problems and ensure a continued focus on mental health support, according to the inaugural annual mental health report released by the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC).
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released new figures that just under half (49 per cent) of all Australians aged 15 and over have visited the dentist in the last 12 months.
Older Australians are living longer and, on average, enjoying increasingly higher quality of life, with severe or profound disabilities on the decrease, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has commenced the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey which will improve our knowledge of the health issues affecting this group of Australians.
Between the period of 1999 and 2007, nearly twice the number of boys were hospitalised as a result of an injury than girls, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Federal Government has launched a new report that has found that rural and regional communities face unique challenges in preventing and recovering from suicides.
Nominations for the 2013 South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are now open, with State Minister for Health and Ageing John Hill calling for health workers, patients and their relatives to enter nominations.
A leading drug testing expert has cast doubts over the effectiveness and reasoning behind drug testing in the workplace, saying that there is little evidence to suggest it changes behaviour of employees and may in fact drive them to use synthetic drugs or ‘harder’ substances that leave the system earlier than others.
Nearly half of the government-funded drug treatment episodes in 2011 were for alcohol use, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Federal Government has opened applications for over $17 million in project funding aimed to better connect Australia’s aged care system with the health and hospital system.
The Federal Government has announced the appointment of a group of eminent health care professionals who will be responsible for guiding the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) reform process.