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$4 million to fund research into Autism

15/11/2018

The Australian Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.


Interview on Sunrise with Natalie Barr

15/11/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Sunrise with Natalie Barr regarding My Health Record and $4 million for autism research.


Interview on Today with Karl Stefanovic

15/11/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Today with Karl Stefanovic regarding My Health Record and Walk for Autism.


My Health Record privacy measures pass the Senate

15/11/2018

The Australian Government has successfully passed important privacy measures relating to My Health Record, through the Senate.


More mental health support for new and expectant parents

13/11/2018

The Australian Government will provide $300,000 to the Gidget Foundation to support expectant and new parents experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.


More savings for Australians with diabetes

09/11/2018

More than 600,000 Australians with diabetes will benefit from cheaper access to products that help them manage their diabetes following the Australian Government’s improvements to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).


Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020

08/11/2018

Antimicrobial resistance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and Aged Care are among the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for 2018-2020.


Healthy Minds program to support young Australians

08/11/2018

A thousand adolescents across the country will participate in a trial designed to prevent and reduce the risk of depression, anxiety and eating disorders.


Interview on Today with Sylvia Jeffreys

08/11/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Today with Sylvia Jeffreys regarding My Health Record and the Healthy Minds mental health announcement.


A Stronger My Health Record

07/11/2018

The Australian Government will introduce further legislative amendments to ensure the safety and privacy of health information in the My Health Record system.


More mental health support for veterans

03/11/2018

New initiatives to improve the treatment and management of mental health concerns among Australia’s servicemen and women will be funded by the Australian Government.


Medicine for rare disease made free on the Life Saving Drugs Program

01/11/2018

The Australian Government has made a new medicine available for free for an extremely rare and potentially life-threatening disease, saving patients hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.


New school-based program to support children’s mental health

01/11/2018

A new school-based mental health program that aims to give teachers the tools to help students manage their mental health has been launched following a $98.6 million investment from the Australian Government.


Interview on Today with Georgie Gardner

31/10/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Today with Georgie Gardner regarding Australia eliminating rubella and Walk for Autism.


Rubella officially eliminated from Australia

31/10/2018

In a highly significant public health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth.


Doorstop, Melbourne

28/10/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne regarding PBS listings to benefit advanced lung cancer and cholesterol patients; Nauru.


Major PBS listings to benefit lung cancer and cholesterol patients

28/10/2018

Two major new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) have the potential to extend the lives of Australians with advanced lung cancer and those at risk of a heart attack, saving patients up to nearly $190,000 a year.


Plan to tackle heart disease and stroke in Australia

29/10/2018

The Morrison Government has provided funding to support the development of plan for heart disease and stroke, outline a better way to diagnose, treat and manage the conditions in Australia.


Medical research collaboration between Australian and United States researchers

25/10/2018

An agreement signed between Australia and the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in the United States will allow our world-class medical researchers to collaborate with their US-counterparts on transforming and saving lives through medical breakthroughs and clinical trials.


$80 million investment in eye medication

24/10/2018

The Australian Government will invest $80 million in eye medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping improve and preserve the vision of thousands of Australians and saving them up to $7,000 a year.

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