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$110 million additional investment in child and youth mental health

08/01/2018

The Australian Government is continuing to build on record levels of investment in mental health services with an additional $110 million to extend and expand mental health programs for young Australians.


Australian Government to allow medicinal cannabis exports

04/01/2018

In an important step for the development of the medicinal cannabis sector and to secure long-term supplies for Australian patients, the Federal Government will permit the export of medicinal cannabis products.


Doorstop Mt Martha, Victoria

04/01/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop Mt Martha, Victoria.


Interview with Warren Moore 2GB

03/01/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Warren Moore 2GB.


Expert committee to consider out-of-pocket medical costs

02/01/2018

The Australian Government will work with the medical profession to address the large and sometimes unanticipated out-of-pocket medical fees some patients face.


$3 million to save lives in the water

01/01/2018

The Turnbull Government will provide an additional $3 million to life saving clubs and other water safety organisations around Australia to help reduce drowning deaths and near-deaths.


Interview with Alex Hart Weekend Sunrise

30/12/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Alex Hart Wekend Sunrise.


Interview with Charles Croucher Weekend Today

30/12/2017

Transcript of interview with Charles Croucher Weekend Today


More than $300 million for new life-changing medicines

30/12/2017

Around 800 Australians each year suffering from lung cancer and relapsed refractory multiple myeloma will benefit from affordable access to new medicines from 1 January 2018.


New comprehensive guidance on medicinal cannabis

22/12/2017

For the first time, Australian prescribers of medicinal cannabis will have access to up-to-date information to help inform their decision-making about patient treatment options for a number of conditions.


$8 million boost for cancer research projects

19/12/2017

The Australian Government has announced more support for cancer research with $8 million in grants.


Ensuring quality and safety for after-hours care

18/12/2017

The Australian Government is taking steps to ensure that patients needing an after-hours doctor receive the best quality care under Medicare.


Doorstop Seaford, Victoria

14/12/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop Seaford, Victoria.


Interview with Steve Martin ABC Melbourne

14/12/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Interview with Steve Martin ABC Melbourne.


National Coastal Safety Report is an important reminder for everyone to be alert and cautious in the water this summer

14/12/2017

The Australian Government has launched Surf Life Saving Australia’s 2017 National Coastal Safety Report – which found that 116 people died from drowning around the Australian coastline in 2016-17.


$10 million funding boost for Tokyo 2020 athletes

13/12/2017

The Australian Government will boost high performance sport funding with an additional $10 million as part of a targeted drive towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.


New national plasma agreement ensures supply for Australian patients

11/12/2017

The Australian Government has guaranteed the provision of a safe, secure and affordable supply of plasma products and services with the signing of an important new agreement.


Interview with Luke Grant on 2GB Saturday Mornings

09/12/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Luke Grant on 2GB Saturday Mornings regarding private patients in public hospitals.


Major $640 million investment in Australia’s world-leading medical research

06/12/2017

The Australian Government will invest $640 million to support Australia’s world-leading health and medical researchers as they continue their work in the laboratory, clinic and the community to find the next major medical breakthrough.


Private patients in public hospitals remains a growing concern

06/12/2017

The Australian Government is very concerned about the growing practice of private health insurance being charged by public hospitals for treatments that should be free.

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