On 5 August 2013 the government assumed a Caretaker role, with an election to be held 7 September 2013. Information on websites maintained by the Department of Health and Ageing will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions (updated June 2013), circulated by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) starts on 1 January 2014, providing access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million eligible children aged 2-17 years. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Commonwealth and state and territory governments are working in partnership under the National Health Reform Agreement to deliver the funding hospitals need, with unprecedented levels of transparency, less waste and less waiting for patients.
The Tobacco Plain Packaging Information Kit provides practical information on the responsibilities and obligations of retailers and other suppliers of tobacco products under the new Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011.