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Interview on 2GB with Alan Jones

17/09/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 2GB with Alan Jones regarding the Aged Care Royal Commission.


Interview on 6PR with Gareth Parker

17/09/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 6PR with Gareth Parker regarding the Aged Care Royal Commission.


Interview on ABC AM Program with Sabra Lane

17/09/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC AM Program with Sabra Lane regarding the Aged Care Royal Commission and the strawberry contamination.


$1 million for cancer research at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

15/09/2018

The Australian Government is investing $1 million to expand a rare cancers clinical trial being conducted by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute to reach patients living in regional areas.


$48 million investment in cancer treatments on PBS

15/09/2018

The Australian Government will invest $48 million to list new treatments for lymphoma and multiple myeloma on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), benefiting hundreds of patients and saving families up to $100,000 a year.


$106 million boost to support older Australians with better care

12/09/2018

The Australian Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.


$10 million for six new clinical trials

11/09/2018

The Australian Government is investing $10 million to fund six new rare cancer and rare disease clinical trials focused on turning the tide on low survival through testing new treatments.


Critical private health insurance legislation passes Parliament

11/09/2018

Private health insurance will be simpler and more affordable with critical legislation passing Parliament which delivers a wide ranging package of reforms which were announced last year.


New law to protect patients against medicine shortages

11/09/2018

The supply of critical and life-saving medicine to Australian patients will now be protected with the Parliament passing the Australian Government’s landmark legislation.


More support for women with endometriosis this Women’s Health Week

08/09/2018

The Australian Government will provide more support for women with endometriosis by helping educate employers, doctors and nurses on managing this common but little known condition that affects over 700,000 Australian women.


Appointment of new Cancer Australia Advisory Council Members

07/09/2018

I am delighted to announce that six new members have been appointed to the Cancer Australia Advisory Council, making it almost two thirds female representation on the council.


$12 million to combat prostate cancer

06/09/2018

The Australian Government and Movember Foundation are teaming up to combat prostate cancer by investing $12 million into ground-breaking new research aimed at reversing the significant number of deaths caused by the disease.


$9 million boost for youth mental health

05/09/2018

The Australian Government will invest $9 million to boost mental health support for young Australians through Orygen’s National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.


New appointments to drive better mental health support

05/09/2018

The National Mental Health Commission advisory board will be strengthened with the appointment of four new members.


Transcript - Launch of the Life in Mind Online Suicide Prevention Portal and National Communications Charter

05/09/2018


More support for children living with type 1 diabetes

04/09/2018

The Australian Government will invest $6 million to better support children living with diabetes, with the launch of a new program across Australian schools.


Interview on 2GB with Ray Hadley

03/09/2018

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


Interview on 5AA with Leon Byner

03/09/2018

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 5AA with Leon Byner regarding honey; Orkambi being listed on the PBS for cystic fibrosis patients and medications for rheumatoid arthritis and ADHD also listed on the PBS.


Thousands benefit from ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis treatment

01/09/2018

The Australian Government will make medicines that treat rheumatoid arthritis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cheaper, with new additions to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on September 1.


The Life Saving Drugs Program to be improved

31/08/2018

The Australian Government is taking steps to improve access to lifesaving medicines for rare diseases by establishing an expert panel for the Life Saving Drugs Program.

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