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Appointment of new ASADA CEO

17/08/2017

Mr David Sharpe has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).


Interview on Seven Sunrise with Sally Bowrey

13/08/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's inteview on Seven Sunrise with Sally Bowrey regarding Neil Prakash, and the Australian Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign .


New campaign to encourage parents to ‘Get the facts about Immunisation’

13/08/2017

The Australian Government is today launching the new ‘Get the Facts about Immunisation’ campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.


Interview with 3AW Sunday Morning

13/08/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with 3AW Sunday Morning regarding Australian Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign and same sex marriage.


Press Conference Melbourne

13/08/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's press conference in Melbourne regarding Australian Government’s new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign, same sex marriage, politician’s pay.


Historic medical breakthrough by Australian researchers

10/08/2017

A ground-breaking announcement of a simple cure that will save the lives of many infants confirms the well-deserved reputation of Australia’s health and medical researchers as among the very best in the world.


Review into integrity of Australian sport

05/08/2017

As part of the development of Government’s National Sport Plan, the Honourable James Wood AO QC has been asked to lead a specific review into the integrity of Australian sport.


Transcript of Doorstop at Mt Martha in Victoria

05/08/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop at Mt Martha, Victoria regarding the review into integrity of Australian sport; airport security and terrorism.


Transcript of Doorstop COAG Health Council, Brisbane

04/08/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop at COAG Health Council, Brisbane regarding COAG Health Council outcomes; the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan; support for doctors and nurses mental health; hospital funding; same-sex marriage


Lucy Brogden appointed Chair of National Mental Health Commission

02/08/2017

Distinguished businesswomen and psychologist Lucy Brogden will be the next Chair of the Australian Government’s National Mental Health Commission.


$40 million for dementia research projects

31/07/2017

The Australian Government is allocating more than $40 million to medical research projects which will improve the lives of Australians fighting dementia.


New treatment for lung and kidney cancer on PBS

30/07/2017

From 1 August, more than 4500 Australians will benefit each year from the listing of a revolutionary new medicine for lung and renal cancer on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).


Transcript of Doorstop at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney

30/07/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney regarding the listing of $1.1 billion cancer drug Opdivo on the PBS.


Interview with Sabra Lane - ABC AM

28/07/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's inteview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane speaking about real time monitoring for controlled prescription medicine, listing of Hepatitis C drug Epclusa, eating fresh food and citizenship. 


National approach to prescription drug misuse

28/07/2017

The Australian Government will invest over $16 million to deliver the national roll-out of real time prescription monitoring for medicines to directly address the needless loss of life from misuse of these drugs.


New drug to help over 200,000 Australians

28/07/2017

The Australian Government has taken another significant step to eliminate hepatitis C from Australia by subsidising a new drug which can treat all forms of the disease with an expected success rate of 90%.


More youth mental health support

26/07/2017

Young people seeking help to deal with the pressures of life will benefit from a $500,000 Australian Government investment in better online mental health support.


Interview with Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne

24/07/2017

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview with Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne speaking about four year parliamentary terms and same sex marriage plebiscite.


Health funding to protect Australians

23/07/2017

The Australian Government is providing $27 million to strengthen the planning and response to a national health emergency, should one be triggered by bioterrorist attack or contagious disease outbreak.


Reclink national program a winner for Australia’s disadvantaged

11/07/2017

The Australian Government is supporting Reclink’s national program which breaks down the barriers of isolation and inactivity among disadvantaged Australians to promote fitness, fun and social skills.

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