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Following a recent application to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to allow the irradiation of tomatoes and capsicums, concern has been raised about the safety of irradiated food for human consumption.
Allied mental health services available under the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative from 1 January 2013.
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) does not currently cover ART where a surrogacy arrangement is in place.
The Australian Government has committed $5.2 million from 2013-14 to 2015-16 for continuation of the Maternity Peer Support Program.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of mifepristone (also known as RU486) and misoprostol (GyMiso®) for the medical termination of a developing intra-uterine pregnancy.
Purported changes to Home Medicines Review (HMR) Program remuneration arrangements.
The Australian Government's position on clinical registers.
The Australian Government’s investment in health and medical research funding.
Concerns about the availability of graduate positions for newly registered nurses and midwives for 2013.
Information on the Australian Government’s role and contributions to dental health care in Australia.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of abiraterone acetate (Zytiga®) for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer.
From 1 July 2012, the Australian Government has made changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI).
Long term health impact of fluoridated drinking water.
The report on the Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy (Labelling Logic) developed by the Independent Panel chaired by Dr Neal Blewett contains recommendations concerning the labelling of new technologies, including genetic modification.
The report on the Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy (Labelling Logic) developed by the Independent Panel chaired by Dr Neal Blewett contains a recommendation on labelling of added sugars, added fats and added vegetable oils (including palm oil).
Extension to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of dabigatran (Pradaxa®).
Compliance with the Australian Government’s tobacco plain packaging legislation.
Application to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) seeking approval of low THC hemp as food.
Nanotechnology and sunscreens
The Australian Government’s commitment to improving health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The Australian Government’s legislation for plain packaging.
Importation of primates for medical research.
Animal testing of cosmetics.