Children aged under five would get a free
Herald SunChildren aged under five would get a free flu jab under a plan being pushed by state health ministersHerald SunVictoria's Health Minister Jill Hennessy, due to attend today's COAG meeting, will ask Health Minister Greg Hunt to fund a national flu immunisation program for children in the wake of the worst flu season on record. Queensland has already announced it ...and more »
Posted on 2 November 2017 | 6:03 am
Tragedy of daughter's death changed MP's
The AustralianTragedy of daughter's death changed MP's mind on euthanasiaThe AustralianVictorian cabinet minister Jaala Pulford has described how the death of her 13-year-old daughter from cancer shaped her view in favour of assisted dying.Emotional MP 'changed mind on assisted dying after losing teen ...9news.com.auEuthanasia bill hits parliament with MPs to speak on proposal todayHerald Sunall 9 news articles »
Posted on 2 November 2017 | 6:00 am
States fear funding cut after Morrison's
The AustralianStates fear funding cut after Morrison's hospital auditThe AustralianWhile Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy will argue for the states not to lose out as a result of the audit, Queensland will not be represented at the meeting due to the state election. NSW Minister Brad Hazzard will argue for national changes to ...
Posted on 2 November 2017 | 6:00 am
Victorian minister sheds tears in debate
SBSVictorian minister sheds tears in debate about assisted-dying billSBSVictorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy conceded the upper house vote was tight. "Ultimately this is a bill that requires 21 votes and we're going to continue to have discussions with people in order to try and see if we can get to that magic number ...Fight for 'magic' Vic death bill vote - 9News9news.com.auall 8 news articles »
Posted on 2 November 2017 | 4:44 am
Meningococcal warning issues for Geelong
Geelong AdvertiserMeningococcal warning issues for Geelong region, as infections double and peak season loomsGeelong Advertiser“Immunisation saves lives and protects others in the community,” Health Minister Jill Hennessy said. “With the summer season rapidly approaching and bringing with it more chance for young people to get out and be social, eligible young people should ...Free vaccine rolled out to fight deadly diseaseThe Stawell Times-NewsMelbourne Teens Urged To Get Free Meningococcal VaccinationsTriple Mall 5 news articles »
Posted on 30 October 2017 | 1:13 am
Smoking bans now in effect
LAWS banning smoking within four meters of public buildings are now in effect.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 4:25 am
New private hospital on the table for
April 13, 2015, 6:25 p.m. A new large-scale private hospital is being considered for Melbourne's medical "Parkville precinct" now that plans for a private wing of the $1.1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre have been axed by the state government.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 2:18 am
Fury as Daniel Andrews axes private Peter
Executives of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre say the government has put "many millions of dollars" in funding in jeopardy.
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 11:33 pm
State government scraps Peter Mac Private
The Victorian Government has scrapped plans for a private hospital inside the new $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre that was meant to be open for privately insured Australians and wealthy international tourists next year.
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 3:07 am
No timeline on Vic smokefree dining
Melbourne City Council is talking about banning smoking in outdoor dining areas, but the Victorian government hasn't outlined its own timeline.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:27 pm
Melbourne city council cleared of failing to
A spokeswoman for Jill Hennessy, the minister for health, said the government was now reviewing that bill and would carefully consider it, “as with all legislation”. The Human Rights Law Centre’s director of advocacy and research, Emily Howie ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:42 pm
The State of Victoria Bans Smoking in
Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy recognized the importance that business establishment owners should be given enough time to prepare for the implementation of the new legislation. A period of two years was given to the business sector involved to ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:04 pm
Melbourne hospital surveyor ‘far from
Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy moved quickly yesterday to assure the public and hospital workers that they were not at risk, relying heavily on Mr Cross’s assessment that it was “safe to occupy”. Mr Cross said while he believed the ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:13 am
New ambulance station for Echuca
Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy said some of the stations were so old they were no longer safe. “We’ve provided extra funding to upgrade our ambulance branches and provide new equipment which will help paramedics better and more quickly ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 1:54 pm
New Victorian laws to outlaw smoking in
Health Minister Jill Hennessy said research showed the overwhelming majority of Victorians wanted protection from second-hand smoke in public eating areas. She said the ban would also make smokers less visible, “denormalise” the habit to youngsters ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 5:35 pm