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Government’s drug testing trial not the way to help people into treatment

6 Sep 2019

Government’s drug testing trial not the way to help people into treatment


Health insurers’ priorities all wrong

22 Jul 2019

Private health insurers and private hospitals have a symbiotic relationship. They rely on each other — need each other — to provide accessible, quality healthcare to 4.3 million Australians every year.


Catholic Health and Aged Care Services Response to the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act’

12 Jun 2019

On the 19th of June the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (‘VAD’) comes into effect in Victoria.


Don't lock out the facts on lockout laws: they've made this city safer

30 May 2019

It’s hard not coming to the conclusion that the saga around Sydney’s lockout laws is coming to its denouement. The NSW Premier, saddled as she is with a Legislative Council crossbench of 11 members, and needing the votes of five of them to pass legislation, has read the writing on the wall.


New report paints sorry picture of Australian prisoner health

30 May 2019

Improved access to health services, tackling overcrowding, and better coordinated care for offenders once they leave jail are the keys to addressing high rates of chronic illness, communicable disease and mental illness among Australia's prison population according to St Vincent's Health Australia (SVHA).


Relaxing lockout laws will lead to more violence

29 May 2019

It might be easy for some people to put aside what Kings Cross and the CBD were like five years ago before Sydney’s last drinks measures were introduced.


Australia’s alcohol and other drug treatment services can’t meet demand

17 Apr 2019

Australia’s alcohol and other drug treatment services can’t meet demand


Welcome Funding For Medical Research And Mental Health But More Work Needed To Address Australia’s Drug And Alcohol Service Crisis

3 Apr 2019

St Vincent’s Health Australia – Australia’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care service provider – has welcomed the Morrison Government’s funding initiatives across the portfolio but says more must be done to support Australians struggling with alcohol and other drug problems.


At Least $1bn Boost Needed To Meet Demand For Alcohol And Other Drug Treatment Services

14 Dec 2018

The alcohol and other drug treatment system needs a boost of at least $1 billion per year if it is to address unmet demand, according to a group of health and welfare organisations that have come together to call on governments to make sure that people in need are able to access treatment.


Two-year ‘Eltham Project’ to provide housing and support to Syrian refugees draws to a close

3 Aug 2018

The two-year initiative to provide medium-term accommodation and settlement support for refugees from Syria and Iraq at an Eltham aged care village is drawing to a close with all residents on track to make the transition into long-term housing by September.


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