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Page last updated: 28 April 2017 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)


New headspace centre for Whyalla

27/04/2017

The Australian Government will establish a new headspace mental health service in Whyalla, South Australia to provide ongoing support to young people in the region.


Transcript of Melbourne Doorstop

27/04/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Melbourne doorstop regarding the opening of Holmesglen Private Hospital, $5.9 million for prostate cancer nurses, the Australian Olympic Committee, and the Federal Budget, on 27 April 2017.


Turnbull Government to deliver $6 million for prostate cancer nurses

27/04/2017

The Australian Government is providing almost $6 million to continue support for prostate cancer specialist nurses in 15 locations across Australia, with a focus on regional areas.


New campaign to encourage further childhood vaccination

23/04/2017

The Australian Government is rolling out a new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.


Budget to deliver telehealth boost for rural psychological services

19/04/2017

People living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get the same access to psychologists as those living in our major cities, under a new telehealth initiative set to roll out later this year.


Transcript of interview with Carrie Bickmore on Channel Ten program The Project

19/04/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's inteview with Carrie Bickmore on Channel Ten program The Project speaking about brain cancer funding.


2017 influenza vaccines now available

13/04/2017

Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season.


Transcript of Doorstop interview at Northbridge Medical Practice, Sydney, NSW.

13/04/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and Department of Health Chief Medical Officer, Brendon Murphy, doorstop interview at Northbridge Medical Practice, Sydney, NSW on 13 April 2017.


Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – one year to go

04/04/2017

On 4 April 2018 around 6600 athletes and team officials, from 70 nations and territories, will arrive on Queensland’s Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


Transcript of Inteview on FIVEaa with Leon Byner

04/04/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's inteview on FIVEaa with Leon Byner speaking about public hospitals incentivising patients to use their private health insurance.


Free moves for girls at YMCA

03/04/2017

The Australian Government’s Girls Make Your Move campaign and the YMCA have teamed up to give girls and young women a great opportunity to get active.


Local Drug Action Teams rolling out across Australia to battle the scourge of ice

03/04/2017

Community groups across Australia are joining forces under an Australian Government plan to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction.


Transcript of Press Conference - Announcement of the first 40 Local Drug Action Teams

03/04/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's press conference at Frankston Hospital, Victoria announcing the first 40 Local Drug Action Teams on 3 April 2017.


Free continuous glucose monitoring devices for young Australians

01/04/2017

From today, the Turnbull Government is providing free continuous glucose monitoring devices to eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type 1 diabetes.


Transcript of Press Conference and Doorstop

01/04/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's press conference and doorstop regarding free continuous glucose monitoring devices to eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type 1 diabetes in Melbourne on 1 April 2017.


World Bipolar Day

30/03/2017

Each year over 4 million Australian adults experience a mental health condition. This is a shocking statistic and it highlights the significance of an issue that touches the lives of almost every family.


Transcript of Interview on Radio National AM with Sabra Lane

29/03/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's inteview on Radio National AM with Sabra Lane speaking about ex-Cyclone Debbie and the Government’s commitment to mental health.


Millions of Australians set to benefit from new and cheaper medicines

25/03/2017

Going to the pharmacy is set to be cheaper from next month, with the cost of more than 1100 medicine brands being reduced and with vital new drugs being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.


Turnbull Government appoints new mental health advisory panel

23/03/2017

The Australian Government is establishing a new mental health advisory panel to support our commitment to improve services to those that need them.


Supporting community street soccer with $4 million boost

22/03/2017

The Australian Government will provide an additional $4 million in funding over the next four years to continue The Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer program.

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