The Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) has congratulated the new Australian Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler, the new Minister for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney, and the new Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Health, Malarndirri McCarthy.
NT PHN CEO, Gill Yearsley, said Assistant Minister McCarthy would provide an important local voice for the Territory in Parliament.
“The healthcare needs of rural and remote communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remain a high priority for the NT PHN,” she said.
“We welcome the opportunity to work with the Albanese Labor Government to help deliver its commitment of a new $11.6 million health clinic in Palmerston, which will provide a permanent home for the Danila Dilba Health Service, as well as other programs and initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of our First Nations people living in rural and remote NT.”
The NT PHN also welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to establish a unique portfolio for aged care, saying it was a key focus area in the organisation’s Strategic Plan.