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Health and safety

Responsibility for health care in Australia is divided between the Commonwealth and the states. The states and territories have primary responsibility for public hospitals and community and public health, ambulance, public dental services and mental health programs.
The Commonwealth has responsibility for the two national subsidy schemes, Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the 30% rebate on private health insurance premiums, residential aged care, and Indigenous-specific primary health. Both take some responsibility for home and community care projects, and for disability services.

Health and wellbeing – states and territories

States and territories have primary responsibility for public hospitals and community and public health, ambulance, public dental services and mental health programs. Provides links to state and territory health information.

State and territory health departments

Provides links to Australian state and territory health departments.

Department of Health

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

Provides information on asbestos in the home and workplace. The Agency provides a national focus on asbestos issues which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Comcare

As the workers' compensation insurer for the Australian Government, provides safety, rehabilitation and compensation services to Australian Government employees (and employees of the ACT Government).

Comcare

Department of Health

Undertakes health policy research and coordination, and regulates of various aspects of the health system, including the safety and quality of pharmaceuticals and other therapeutic goods, and the private health insurance industry.
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Department of Health

eHealth

Registering for an eHealth record will help you take control of your health and healthcare information. Over time, it will also give your healthcare professionals the information they need to provide you with the best possible care.

Department of Health

eHealth - general information

Provides information on e-Health. Australians will be able to check their medical history online through the introduction of personally controlled electronic health records, which will boost patient safety, improve health care delivery, and cut waste and duplication.

National E-Health Transition Authority

MyHospitals

MyHospitals presents data on individual public hospitals throughout Australia. It also includes information on many private hospitals. MyHospitals is based on the latest available information provided by state and territory health departments and private hospitals to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Public Health Information Development Unit

The Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) assists in the development of public health data and indicators describing the distribution of social disadvantage and inequality in the population.

Public Health Information Development Unit

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