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MEDIA RELEASE September 26, 2018
New meningococcal vaccine to support teenagers in O’Connor
The Morrison Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers, including those in O’connor against meningococcal, with the launch of a new free national program for 14 to 19 year olds.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said more than 1 million teenagers will receive the free meningococcal A, C, W and Y vaccine, over the next four years.
“It will be added to the National Immunisation Program from April 2019 and provided to students aged 14 to 16 years under a school based program,” Mr Wilson said.
“Adolescents aged 15 to 19 years of age, who have not already received the vaccine in school, will be able to receive the vaccine through an ongoing GP based catch up program.”
Health Minister Greg Hunt said meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that occurs when meningococcal bacteria from the throat or nose invades the body. The consequences are devastating for individuals and their families.
“In recent years we have seen a rise in the number of invasive meningococcal disease cases in Australia. In 2017, there were 382 cases reported nationally, compared with 252 cases in 2016 and 182 cases in 2015.” Minister Hunt said.
“Deaths associated with meningococcal disease have also risen, with 28 deaths in 2017, compared with 11 deaths in 2016 and 12 deaths in 2015.”
“I am absolutely committed to strengthening Australia’s world-class national vaccination program and urge all Australian parents to have their teenagers vaccinated.”
Today’s announcement follows a recommendation from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to list the meningococcal A, C, W and Y vaccine for adolescents.
The Committee is independent of Government by law and in practice. By law the Federal Government cannot list a new medicine or vaccine without a positive recommendation from PBAC.
Mr Wilson the Liberal National Government’s announcement builds on its strong vaccination program.
“From July 1, every 12-month-old in the country is now offered a free ACWY meningococcal vaccine and every mother is given the opportunity to vaccinate against whooping cough with a free vaccine,” Mr Wilson said.
“Since coming into government, the Coalition has helped improve the health of Australians by subsidising almost $10 billion worth of new medicines.”
“Unlike Labor, we are subsidising all medicines and vaccines recommended by the independent medical experts.”
“Vaccination works and is an effective and safe tool to prevent the spread of many diseases that cause hospitalisation, serious ongoing health conditions and sometimes death.”
“I encourage everyone to get the facts about immunisation by visiting: health.gov.au/immunisation.”
Pic: Rick Wilson with Minister for Health Greg Hunt (credit: Lesley Arnott).
Working on the front-line, you’ll make a direct impact to the lives of victims of crime. This role isn’t for just anyone. It requires hard work, resilience, a creative approach and commitment to best practice in your field. In return for your effort and dedication, we provide the support of an inclusive and welcoming community which embraces innovation – a community that really does make your job easier.
Anglicare WA is a highly regarded not for profit organisation, delivering a diverse range of community services throughout Western Australia. With over 630 staff and 320 volunteers, we are passionate about having a real and sustainable impact in the Western Australian community and to do this we need talented and engaged people who share our drive to achieve positive outcomes.
The Victim Support program assists victims of crime through the court processes and with brief counselling and support. This is where you come in…
About our values
While your skills and experience tell part of your story, your values and attitude speak louder still. You will have a strong alignment with our organisational values of courage, respect, inclusion, compassion, empowerment and trust. You will embrace a culture of inclusion and have demonstrated capacity to work with young people from a broad range of backgrounds, capabilities and cultures.
About the role
You will join a passionate multi agency, multidisciplinary team of like-minded professionals that focuses on providing support to victims of crime. You will be based at the Courts and will ensure professional, timely and culturally appropriate information and support to victims of crime
You are passionate about victim support with a sound knowledge of the justice system. You are person centred, strengths based and trauma informed.
To be considered, applications must include a current detailed resume and covering letter outlining why you are suitable for this role. To apply, please visit SEEK.com, click on the apply button and follow the prompts.
Applications close 4pm Wednesday 19 September 2018
Anglicare WA promotes a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.
Unsolicited referrals from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
For further information please contact Cathy Mills, Service Manager, South West 97209203
Boundary setting is an essential skill to navigate the teenage years. In fact, it is an essential skill for any adult, and something many people are unaware of. Horses love to assist us with our boundaries, and it will be a theme throughout both days, as we discover what boundaries mean for each individual.
We have developed a unique program to assist them with developing their leadership and resilience skills, to help them to connect with themselves and nature. This a great experience for teens of any age, to assist them to navigate their school and social lives.
Book them into the Head Start Holiday Program, Crooked Brook (Dardanup). We have two days running over the holidays. Each day is $120 or both days for $200.
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Manjimup Bluegrass and Old Time Music Weekend
This Weekend Fri 21st - Mon 24th Sept.
Saturday Night Concert.
New Macedon Rangers with Jeremy Marcotte.
Support Act Doug and Cletus.
For Tickets click here.
Instrument and Vocal workshops with
Ashlee Watkins, Andrew Small and Jeremy Marcotte
All Weekend Busking.
Fast and Slow Jams.
Great friends making music!
To download Saturday's programme click here.
Sunday's Programme click here.
DOUBLE DEMERITS WEEKEND
Queen’s Birthday Friday 21 September to Monday 24 September 2018 inclusive
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