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Artificial heart technology gets federal funding

17/05/2018

The Australian Government is helping to fund a revolutionary artificial heart technology that has the potential to save the lives of millions of people worldwide who cannot access heart transplants.


Genomics Health Futures Mission expert advisory committee appointed

17/05/2018

The Turnbull Government has appointed an expert advisory committee for the landmark Genomics Health Futures Mission led by of Professor Ian Frazer AC.


Professor Anne Kelso reappointed NHMRC CEO

17/05/2018

Highly distinguished and respected medical researcher Professor Anne Kelso AO has been reappointed as CEO of the Australian Government’s leading health and medical research agency for a further five years—until 2023.


Protecting older Australians in aged care facilities

17/05/2018

The Australian Government is taking further action to protect older Australians, with an investment of nearly $2 million going into research to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance in aged care facilities.


Transcript of Brisbane Doorstop

17/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Brisbane regarding $1.2 million in funding to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance in aged care facilities and $1.3 million funding for a revolutionary artificial heart technology.


$6 million for Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre

16/05/2018

The Australian Government is providing $6.1 million to the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre to support important health and medical research.


AFL superstar joins push to get more Aussies into clinical trials

16/05/2018

The Australian Government is launching a national awareness campaign to get to get more Australians into ground-breaking clinical trials, opening up access to life-saving new medicines and treatments.


Doorstop in Melbourne

16/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne regarding the launch of the Helping Our Health awareness campaign


Interview on the Today Show with Deborah Knight

15/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on the Today Show with Deborah Knight regarding the release of the draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis.


$6 million for Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Research

14/05/2018

The Australian Government is providing $6.1 million to the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health to support vital ongoing health and medical research being undertaken by the centre.


Draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis released for consultation

14/05/2018

The Australian Government has released the initial draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis and called for further public input.


Interview on ABC AM Program with Sabra Lane

14/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC AM Program with Sabra Lane regarding the extension of the National Suicide Prevention Trial with a further $13 million investment and record mental health funding in the Budget.


More support for suicide prevention programs

14/05/2018

The Australian Government is extending a ground-breaking suicide prevention trial by a further year with a $13 million investment to ensure local communities have more time to trial services and report on what works.


University of Melbourne 2018 Dean’s Lecture: The Future of Mental Health Policy

14/05/2018

The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's presented the University of Melbourne 2018 Dean's Lecture on Monday 14 May 2018.


Better health outcomes through My Health Record

11/05/2018

The My Health Record system is delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.


Interview on 2GB with Ray Hadley

10/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 2GB with Ray Hadley regarding the drug Orkambi for cystic fibrosis.


Transcript - interview with Leon Byner 5AA

10/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's radio interview with Leon Byner on FiveAA.


Interview on 2GB with Steve Price

09/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 2GB with Steve Price regarding the Health Budget, Pension Loan Scheme and new hospitals agreement.


Interview on 6PR with Oliver Peterson

09/05/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 6PR with Oliver Peterson regarding the Health Budget.


Guaranteeing essential services - record investment in health

08/05/2018

The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.

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