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Hosting a White Ribbon Night on Friday 29 July

Subject: It's cold outside
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 04:12:00 -0400

Dear Rebecca, 

Many homeless women have fled domestic violence. For them, sleeping on the cold streets tonight is the better option. Domestic and family violence is the principal cause of homelessness for women and their children. This must stop.  You can help by hosting a White Ribbon Night on Friday 29 July. 

If you are looking for ideas, why not cook up a feast, have a movie marathon, or watch the footy, all in the comfort of your own home?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland

Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland today, signalling the beginning of a new era in disability services and huge opportunity for new workers to join the sector.

“I am excited to welcome the start of the NDIS rollout in Queensland today, following the early launch of the scheme in Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island in January this year,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

Luke Batty Foundation... You did this...

Subject: You did this…
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:01:35 +1000

Dear Rebecca,

I've just come from a press conference with the Prime Minister. He called family violence in Australia a national disgrace.

And then he announced a $100 million funding package to help address this epidemic. The package aims to improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe, and provide education resources to help change community attitudes.

A Budget for jobs, health and education

Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships: The Honourable Curtis Pitt 

A Budget for jobs, health and education

The Palaszczuk Government’s first Budget delivers on its election commitments to increase health and education funding – with record budgets for these key service delivery portfolios.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Budget also delivered for those Queenslanders seeking a job by implementing the Government’s commitment to the Working Queensland jobs plan.

Queensland Government celebrates opening of new Townsville Hospital facilities

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Eye surgery vision in sight (Media Release)

Premier The Honourable Campbell Newman & Minister for Health The Honourable Lawrence Springborg
Eye surgery vision in sight

The wait for important eye surgery will soon be over for almost 8,000 Queensland patients with a $23.4 million blitz bringing them much-needed relief.

Premier Campbell Newman said the new state-wide campaign to slash the ophthalmology (eye surgery) long wait list would improve the quality of life for patients who had been queuing for treatment for too long, with vision impairment or debilitating eye conditions.

Confusion over the $7 co-payment

Confusion over the $7 co-payment

This weekwe have been working with a GP practice on the Gold Coast and were surprised to hear an elderly patient lament their delay in coming to see theGP due to the new $7 co-payment. It is important to remember that thisproposed co-payment to see a GP will not come into effect until at least 1 July next year. As part of the last Federal Budget, it was tabled that an introduction of a co-payment could assist in the financial sustainability of the healthcare sector but this introduction is dependent on legislative change and save the amendment of the position of the opposition the measure would not pass through the Senate.

International Clinical Trials Day on Tuesday 20th May 2014

Dear AllTrials supporter,

It is International Clinical Trials Day on Tuesday 20th May 2014 and we cannot afford to lose momentum for AllTrials. Help us get to 100,000 signatures on theAllTrials petition. Here’s what you can do today:

1.Share the petition. Make it your goal to get 10 new signatures. Email it to your friends, family and co-workers, share it on Facebook and Twitter and sharethis image. It can be as simple as forwarding this email to your friends.
2. Get your organisation to join the campaign.

Better health services for rural, regional Queensland

Minister for Health: The Honourable Lawrence Springborg
Better health services for rural, regional Queensland

New funding will continue to improve frontline health services in rural and regional Queensland, widening the scope of services and delivering on key election promises.The announcement comes as Health Minister Lawrence Springborg met staff and patients in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, St George, Thargomindah, Cunnamulla and Winton and saw firsthand the progress made in two years under the Queensland Government.

Predictions for the 2014 Budget

Why a Global Effort to Fight Infectious Disease?

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and 26 other countries began a new effort to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases before they spread around the globe.

U.S. health officials called the Global Health Security Agenda a priority because too many countries lack the health infrastructure necessary to spot a new infection rapidly and sound the alarm before it has time to gain a foothold and even spread into other countries.

Germs "do not recognize or stop at national borders," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday as representatives from participating countries, the World Health Organization and other groups met to discuss plans.

How do you measure ROI in Healthcare?

Framingham Funding

Taking the 'fun' out of Funding?
One of the most famous and certainly longest-running trials of CVD has seen its funding slashed by 40%, and while the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) is still open and ongoing, there will be layoffs later this year and clinical examinations and laboratory activities will be eliminated. The reason for the cutbacks is the automatic funding cuts that went into place as a result of the US government sequestration. In a typical year, the FHS receives approximately $9 million per year from the government through its contract with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
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