Free flu vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The federal government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a national immunisation education campaign. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said seasonal influenza vaccines will be available at no cost through the National Immunisation Program for…

Federal government to invest $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The federal government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 throughout Australia and including those living in Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today, on international day for congenital heart disease, the government will provide $20 million for medical research into…