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GROWING TASMANIAN GENERAL PRACTICE

January 27, 2023

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are making it easier for Tasmanians to see a doctor by delivering an innovative four-year program to support stronger rural healthcare in the state.

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CHEAPER MEDICINES FROM TODAY

January 01, 2023

From today, millions of Australians will pay up to 29 per cent less for their Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriptions, with the maximum PBS co-payment dropping from $42.50 to $30.

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TRAVELLERS FROM CHINA REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE COVID-19 TESTING BEFORE TRAVEL

January 01, 2023

The Australian Government will introduce pre-departure testing for COVID-19 for people travelling to Australia from the People’s Republic of China including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR MEN’S SHEDS

December 21, 2022

143 Men’s Sheds across Australia have had their Christmas come early as they celebrate funding to improve their sheds, upgrade tools and equipment, and support the health and wellbeing of their community.

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$264 MILLION INVESTED IN OUTSTANDING RESEARCH

December 14, 2022

The Australian Government has announced $264 million in funding to support 258 exceptional health and medical research projects through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), across three funding streams.

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IMPROVING BETTER ACCESS FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS

December 12, 2022

Today the Australian Government has released the independent evaluation of the Better Access initiative which shows that while the scheme has broadened access to mental health services, it is not delivering for all Australians equally.

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