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First Arthritis Australia Ease of Use Certified product – EverEasy Garden Tap

If you love to garden, but find the garden tap too difficult to twist, this announcement is for you!  Our Accessible Design Division has high standards for innovative thinking and clever product design, and we’ve been working hard over the past few months to certify the very first “Arthritis Australia Ease of Use” product. After…

MEDICATION RECALL: IMPORTANT NOTICE – OA/RA capsules

OA/RA capsules: Recall due to contamination 23 January 2019 Consumers and health professionals are advised that Blueskygreenearth, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling OA/RA capsules (batch 17098003) due to contamination with a substance that poses an unacceptable risk to health. This product has also been withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer…

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Arthritis Australia receives Better Ageing grant to give older Australians confidence to get moving

Arthritis Australia will receive a Move it Aus Better Ageing grant of $1 million to run structured group exercise programs for older Australians to build the confidence they need to be more active.

‘That’s a Wrap: Best & Worst packaging of 2018’ results

The ‘That’s a Wrap: Best & Worst packaging of 2018′ results are in and we have found a interesting connection between the top Best and Worst voted packaging, but you may not see the big difference until it’s too late! Read the full results here.

Today show interview ‘One in Six Australian’s have arthritis’

Our Consumer Director Wendy Favorito and CEO Andrew Mills appeared on the Today Show this morning to talk about arthritis. Watch it now at:  

Board welcomes Andrew Mills as CEO

The Board of Arthritis Australia is pleased to announce we have appointed Andrew Mills as our new CEO.

CEO Announcement

After 12 years at the helm of Arthritis Australia as Chief Executive Officer, Ainslie Cahill will be moving on to new adventures and challenges, leaving behind a valued organisation as well as a legacy of professionalism and integrity.

AGM update

We congratulate Kristine Riethmiller who was elected as Arthritis Australia’s new Chair and Roger Mattar as Deputy Chair following our recent AGM. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Roger for his leadership as Chair since 2014 and to David Motteram OAM who stepped down as Deputy Chair, a position he has held…

Minister commits to a National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis

In a major milestone for our advocacy efforts, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt, has committed to work with Arthritis Australia to develop a National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis. The Minister made the announcement at a Parliamentary Friends of Arthritis breakfast in October 2017. As a first step in developing the Action…

Nurses the key to caring for arthritis

Rheumatology nurses could be the answer to improving care for hundreds of thousands of Australians with inflammatory arthritis. Around 1.7 million Australians suffer with chronic, inflammatory forms of arthritis, yet there is a severe shortage of the specialist nurses who are trained to help care for these patients. The report Rheumatology nurses: Adding value to…