A new touchscreen application tailored to support First Nations mothers and fathers to give their babies the best start in life will be trialled across Australia.
The Morrison Government is rolling out the next stage of the immediate testing and treatment of syphilis in Indigenous communities.
More than 900 additional First Nations people in remote Australia will have access to residential and home aged care services close to family, home or country, thanks to Morrison Government funding.
Our Government has recommended that the Governor General appoint the Honourable Justice Joseph McGrath and Lynelle Briggs AO as Royal Commissioners into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Justice McGrath and Ms Briggs bring strong investigative skills and extensive experience in corporate and public sector governance to the Royal Commission.
Today, I am announcing the Government’s decision to ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector primarily looking at the Quality of care provided in Residential and Home Aged Care to senior Australians but also including Young Australians with disabilities living in Residential Aged Care settings.
A draft single charter outlining the rights of aged care consumers, regardless of their subsidised care type, is now open for public consultation.
I am honoured to be appointed as the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health in the Morrison Government.
Multi-purpose services in small rural and remote communities are encouraged to apply for new flexible aged care places under an allocations round opening today.
The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has congratulated the winners of this year’s Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Better Practice Awards.
Sam Chisholm AO leaves many legacies, high among those the leadership he gave to Australia’s Organ and Tissue Authority, as inaugural Chairman.
He oversaw the establishment of the national program to increase organ and tissue donation for Australians in need of life-saving and life-transforming transplants.