Listed below are media items for The Hon Nicola Roxon MP, Former Minister for Health and Ageing
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28 February 2008
The Minister for Health, Nicola Roxon, has asked some private health funds to review their applications for premium increases.
25 February 2008
Federal Cabinet today formally approved the establishment of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.
24 February 2008
A new awareness campaign and new training resources to counter ovarian cancer are being launched this week, the Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, said in a message at the start of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week.
20 February 2008
The Australian Government is committed to providing a new Medicare licence for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine in the Hunter region and a new Invitation to Apply process will commence shortly, allowing potential providers to express an interest in providing the services.
19 February 2008
The Australian Government has confirmed its determination to improve the health of rural, regional and remote communities, during a roundtable meeting with health professionals and consumers.
17 February 2008
The Australian Government has allocated $50 million to reduce alcohol and abuse in remote Indigenous communities.
17 February 2008
The Australian Government has joined state and territory governments in a national effort to boost organ and tissue donations.
15 February 2008
New figures suggest that bulk-billing rates for non-referred (GP) attendances have hit a plateau for the moment, the Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, said on 15 February.
13 February 2008
The Rudd Government believes prevention should play a far greater role in the health system and has already taken steps in this direction. The Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, was responding to the release on 13 February of an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report that showed there had been an 8 per cent decline in funding for public health in 2005-06, from $867 million the previous year to $797 million.
12 February 2008
The Australian Government has confirmed the locations for the 2007-08 expansion of Medicare-eligible Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services.
05 February 2008
The Minister for Health and Ageing has launched a program for nurses to visit Indigenous children and their families at home to ensure they get the support they need earlier.
04 February 2008
More than $124 million will be invested by the Australian Government in new medical and health research projects, the Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, announced today. The funding is a significant injection in the future careers and research capabilities of Australian research staff.
01 February 2008
Patients with deteriorating diabetic control and people who have severe dry eyes will benefit from changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February 2008.