COVID-19 News and Media Releases


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19, 15 October 2020

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 (the Taskforce) convened in March 2020 to develop and deliver ...
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How to keep our mob safe using face masks

Face masks are now part of everyday life in some parts of Australia. A face mask is recommended if: there ...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19, 17 August 2020

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 (the Taskforce) was convened in March 2020, to co-design the ...
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NACCHO Chair, Donnella Mills speaks with Kier Shorey from ABC Radio on NAIDOC Week 2020 (audio)

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Chair Donnella Mills says postponing NAIDOC Week 2020 from July to November ...
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Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) respond to COVID-19 high-rise lockdowns.

Extension of Yarning SafeNStrong crisis helpline to 24 hours, seven days. On Sunday 5 July 2020, VAHS, VACCA , VACCHO, ...
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COVID-19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Communique, 30 June 2020

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 (the Taskforce) was convened in March 2020, to develop and ...
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COVID-19 restrictions in remote communities (22 June 2020 update)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in remote communities Coronavirus has spread across the world and made many people sick. The good news ...
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Message update from NACCHO CEO Pat Turner on COVID-19 advice for Black Lives Matter protesters

“Mass gatherings where people are close together are high-risk for spreading COVID-19,” said Pat Turner, CEO of the National Aboriginal ...
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COVID-19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Communique, 29 May 2020

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 (the taskforce) was convened in March 2020, to develop and ...
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Supporting prevention and management of COVID-19 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the Lowitja Institute, and The ...
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COVID-19 NACCHO Medicines and Pharmacy Update May 15, 2020

Medicine Review Changes Over the past weeks, there have been several changes to improve how ACCHO clients can receive medicines ...
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COVID-19 Message update from NACCHO CEO Pat Turner – 6 May 2020

“Let’s stand as one and continue being strong, our work is not done!” is the key message to encourage all ...
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COVIDSAFE: NEW APP TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

The Australian Government today launches the new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe. The app is an important public health initiative that ...
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World first rapid COVID-19 testing to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

The Australian Government is investing $3.3 million to establish a rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) Remote Point of Care Testing Program for ...
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COVID-19 Medicines and Pharmacy Update April 9, 2020

Interim arrangement for prescriptions for supply of medicines update 9 April, 2020 As the Australian Government works towards fast tracking ...
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Securing the essentials for remote communities

Ensuring a reliable supply of essential goods, groceries, pharmaceuticals and other critical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic is a high ...
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$123 MILLION BOOST TO INDIGENOUS RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The Australian Government is making $123 million available over two financial years for targeted measures to support Indigenous businesses and ...
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COVID-19 Medicines and Pharmacy Update April 2, 2020

1. Australian Government COVID-19 and Medicines Update – new and updated measures announced There have been new announcements related to ...
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COVID-19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Communique, 31 March 2020

In early March the Australian Government convened the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 (the Taskforce) to ...
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COVID-19 Medicines and Pharmacy Update March 26, 2020

New legal changes to support ongoing availability of salbutamol and hydroxychloroquine The Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have just ...
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Government backs remote communities with COVID-19 support

The Australian Government is offering 45 flexible grants to help 110 remote communities across Australia protect themselves against COVID-19. The ...
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COVID-19 Medicines and Pharmacy Update March 23, 2020

1. Out of stock products NACCHO has received reports that some ACCHOs may have been experiencing problems in accessing some ...
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WINNUNGA CEO UPDATE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) – Patient Alert

Winnunga doctors can now do telephone consultations for some clients. Changes have been made o medicare to reduce community risk ...
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COVID-19 Presentation to the CAO, March 2020 (CAAC)

The NT must become a Special Control Area for COVID 19 or else there will be a lot of preventable ...
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COVID-19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Communique, 12 March 2020

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 (the taskforce) met for the third time on Thursday 12 ...
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COVID-19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Communique, 10 March 2020

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 (the taskforce) met for the second time on Tuesday, 10 ...
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