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News and events

We publish news, events, departmental media releases and health alerts so you are informed about the latest health updates

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22 June 2018

Public forums will be held in July and August 2018 to consult on the future priorities of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

8 May 2018

A $100 million research fund set up by the Government aims to double survival rates for brain cancer over the next ten years, with the ultimate goal of one day defeating brain cancer.

8 May 2018

The 2018–19 Budget includes a $1.3 billion Health and Medical Industry Growth plan to drive a new era of better health care while fuelling jobs and growth in new firms and industries through research.

4 May 2018

A revolutionary 3D BioPen that uses stem cells to create cartilage is one of the innovative research projects being funded by the Australian Government.

3 May 2018

Annual vaccination is the most effective way of reducing the impact of the flu in the community, especially in residential aged care facilities.

27 April 2018

Recent data released by the Australian Immunisation Register shows coverage rates amongst Australian children continue to improve.

12 April 2018

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

11 April 2018

Vaccination against flu is the best way to protect you and your children from flu and any associated illness.

6 March 2018

The ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ campaign has launched to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.

23 February 2018

From early 2018, young Australians have free access to the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil®9 that protects against more types of HPV infection.


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