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$50 MILLION FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH GRANTS

November 25, 2022

An RMIT University research program aiming to minimise cardiac complications for patients receiving radiotherapy is one of ten projects funded through the $50 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant scheme this year.

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BACKING AGED CARE NURSES

November 25, 2022

The Australian Government has been made aware of plans by Southern Cross Care in Tasmania to restructure and make redundant sections of its skilled nursing workforce. We are also aware that other providers are considering similar restructures to the detriment of their workers, and potentially impacting the quality of care for older Australians.

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NEW CAMPAIGN TO COMBAT OUR ‘NATIONAL CANCER’

November 20, 2022

To mark the start of National Skin Cancer Action Week, the Australian Government has announced a multi-million-dollar skin cancer prevention campaign – Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.

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NHMRC SUPPORTS 62 OUTSTANDING POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARS

November 17, 2022

The Australian Government is investing in the future capacity of Australian health and medical research with more than $7 million to support the research training of 62 outstanding graduates.

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$9.7 MILLION FOR FLOOD HIT AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITIES

November 16, 2022

As flooding continues to cause significant damage and disruption across the east coast, the Australian Government is providing an extra $9.7 million to impacted communities to boost mental health supports and respond to the public health risks posed by mosquito borne diseases.

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NEW COVID-19 VACCINES FOR ELIGIBLE AUSTRALIANS

November 15, 2022

The Australian Government has accepted a recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of the Pfizer Comirnaty Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine as a third and fourth dose in people aged 18 years and older.

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