Representatives of the Health Advisory Group meet with the Hon. Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services (MP) at the Launch of the Refugee Health and Wellbeing Policy and Action Plan, (April 2017).
(L-R) Sara Yousif, Hon. Cameron Dick, Alie Kenneh, Michel Ghazal)

July, 2017 Asylum seekers given access to public healthcare in Queensland

The Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, The Honourable Cameron Dick announced that the Queensland Government has approved providing vulnerable Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers with access to public health services at no charge. See the full media statement here.


Refugee Health and Wellbeing: A Policy and Action Plan for Queensland 2017–2020

A new action plan to improve access to health services for refugees was launched as part of the Refugee Health and Wellbeing Showcase on the 7th April 2017. Media Release


Other Presentations delivered on the day:

April 26 2017

Members of the Health Advisory Group from the Mater presented about the program to Managers at St Vincent’s Hospital. The Greater Brisbane Health Advisory Group is a great partnership between the Mater and St Vincent’s.


28 Feb 2017

SBS World News Radio: Migrant and refugee groups have highlighted issues such as language services, youth engagement and longer-term assistance in submissions to a federal parliamentary inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes.

SBS Podcasts | Download Podcasts for SBS News & Entertainment.: Podcasts: Radionews By Andrea Nierhoff

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Building capacity and partnerships to improve health and wellbeing