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Alisa Camplin-Warner appointed as ASC Deputy Chair

27/06/2017

Announcement of the appointment of Alisa Camplin-Warner OAM as Deputy Chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) board.


Mersey Hospital ownership returned to Tasmania

22/06/2017

The Mersey National Partnership Agreement and Transfer Deed have been signed by both parties, and ownership of the Mersey will officially transfer to the Tasmanian Government on 1 July.


More help with medications through community pharmacies

22/06/2017

The Australian Government is supporting the expansion of community pharmacy programs to help more patients around Australia better understand and manage their medications and avoid ill-health.


Remarks at launch of report on the growth of private patients in public hospitals

21/06/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's remarks at the launch of a report on the growth of private patients in public hospitals, at Parliament House, Canberra on 21 June 2017.


Providing $400,000 life-saving drug to Australian kids with rare disease

15/06/2017

The Australian Government will provide a life-saving treatment to Australian patients who have a rare medical condition known as Morquio A Syndrome, at no cost.


Interview with David Speers on Sky News

13/06/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with David Speers on Sky News speaking about Medicinal cannabis; the Government's commitment to strong national security; Women’s World Cup bid in 2023 and the Clean Energy Target.


Transcript of Doorstop at Parliament House in Canberra

13/06/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop at Parliament House, Canberra regarding medicinal cannabis and the Government’s commitment to strong national security.


Supporting Big Freeze 3 with $2 million for MND clinical trials

12/06/2017

The Australian Government is proud to be supporting clinical trials into new life-changing treatments and to help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).


Interview with Steve Austin on ABC Brisbane

09/06/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Steve Austin on ABC Brisbane speaking about medical research; terrorism; environment policy and obesity.


Supporting medical innovation to deliver better health for Australians

09/06/2017

The Australian Government is providing $5.2 million to support researchers and small and medium start-up businesses to deliver innovative health and medical breakthroughs, and better health outcomes for Australians.


Transcript of Press Conference - $73 million to support the mental health of Australian children, energy policy

08/06/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's press conference in Melbourne announcing $73 million to support the mental health of Australian children, energy policy on 8 June 2017.


Transcript of Press Conference in Brisbane

09/06/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's press conference in Brisbane to announce $5.2 million to support medical research and medical breakthroughs.


$73 million to support the mental health of Australian children

08/06/2017

The Australian Government will invest $73 million in two new mental health programs to ensure Australian children and young people receive the support they need during their school years.


Doorstop at Parliament House, Canberra

29/05/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop at Parliament House, Canberra regarding the Government’s commitment to public hospitals and private health insurance.


Interview with Barrie Cassidy on ABC Insiders

28/05/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Barrie Cassidy on ABC Insiders speaking about the Government's commitment to fully fund the NDIS, Labor’s refusal to fund the NDIS, Medicare, Cricket Australia and the National Sport Plan.


Providing $47 million for suicide prevention work across Australia

28/05/2017

The Australian Government will provide a $47 million boost to front-line services for suicide prevention and directly address a growing community need.


First BTF investment aims to improve lives through innovation

27/05/2017

The development of a promising new treatment for peanut allergy in children will be the first project to receive $10 million in funding under the Australian Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF).


Australian Medical Association National Conference

26/05/2017

Transcript of speech and doorstop of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, at the Australian Medical Association National Conference in Melbourne on 26 May 2017.


Investing $5.9 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

26/05/2017

The Australian Government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to help tackle the threat of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments.


Interview with Francis Leach on SEN Afternoons

25/05/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Francis Leach on SEN Afternoons speaking about the National Sport Plan; sport integrity tribunal; sports lottery; AFL; Essendon and the Richmond Tigers.

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