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$110 million additional investment in child and youth mental health


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


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


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

Interview with Warren Moore 2GB


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

Expert committee to consider out-of-pocket medical costs


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


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


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

Interview with Charles Croucher Weekend Today


Transcript of interview with Charles Croucher Weekend Today

More than $300 million for new life-changing medicines


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


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


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

Ensuring quality and safety for after-hours care


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


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

Interview with Steve Martin ABC Melbourne


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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