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December 2018


Support for anorexia nervosa medical research

31 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will provide more than $600,000 for a new research project to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with anorexia nervosa.


Medicine for the treatment of seizures listed on the PBS

29 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will make a medicine for the treatment of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis more affordable, saving patients $17,000 a year.


Rare lung cancer medication made available on the PBS

28 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will make a medicine for a rare type of lung cancer caused by a gene defect affordable, saving patients $140,000 a year.


Mental health support this holiday season

23 December 2018

Media release

For many, Christmas and New Year is a time of celebration with family, friends and loved ones.


First ever medicine for crippling genetic kidney disease added to PBS

23 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will list a new medicine for adults with genetic kidney disease on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients around $23,000 a year.


Funding support for world leading cancer research

21 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will invest in world leading cancer research that will focus on more accurate diagnosis, more effective treatments and improved survivorship of a broad range of cancers.


Record high Medicare bulk billing rate

21 December 2018

Media release

More Australians are visiting their doctor without having to pay a cent, with new data showing a record GP bulk billing rate for the September quarter.


Interview with Tom Connell Sky News

20 December 2018

Media release

Transcript of Minister for Health, Interview with Tom Connell Sky News


Interview with Jane Marwick 6pr Perth

20 December 2018

Media release

Transcript of Minister for Health, $185 million for dementia and ageing medical research; CAR-T Therapy; private healthcare premiums; pill testing at festivals


$110 million support for young Australians with severe mental illness

19 December 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is providing $110 million so a number of headspace centres around the country can continue to provide specialist clinical services for young people at the early stages of severe mental illness.


The lowest private health insurance premium change in 18 years

19 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government’s reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable have delivered the lowest annual premium change in 18 years.


Transcript of Doorstop in Brisbane

18 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Brisbane regarding $185 million for dementia and ageing medical research.


$185 million for dementia and ageing medical research

18 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will support our older Australians and our ageing population with a $185 million medical research package focused on ageing, aged care and dementia.


Transcript of Doorstop in Brisbane

17 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Brisbane regarding Boosting support for older Australians with a $550 million aged care package


Interview with John Stanley 2GB Sydney

17 December 2018

Media release

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Interview with John Stanley 2GB Sydney


Boosting support for older Australians

17 December 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will deliver more support for older Australians, with a half a billion dollar ($552.9 million) increase to aged care funding including the release of 10,000 high-level home care packages within weeks.


$500 million to boost primary care in 2018-19 MYEFO

17 December 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has invested a further $512 million in strengthening primary care to support Australia’s doctors and specialists to deliver improved access and outcomes for patients.


Major health investments in primary care and aged care in 2018-19 MYEFO

17 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government has made major investments in health with an additional one billion dollars for primary care and aged care in 2018–19 MYEFO.


Mission’s fight against Brain Cancer strengthens

15 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government is providing $5 million from the Australian Brain Cancer Mission to two leading oncology groups to improve outcomes for children and adults with brain cancer through high-quality clinical trials.


$3 million for rare childhood brain disorders

15 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government is providing $3 million to close the loop from genetic diagnosis to clinical treatment for rare childhood brain disorders known as Leukodystrophies.


Interview with Steve Austin ABC Brisbane Drive

12 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Interview with Steve Austin ABC Brisbane


Interview with Leon Byner 5AA

12 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Interview with Leon Byner 5AA


Interview with Nadia Mitsopoulos ABC Radio Perth

12 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Interview with Nadia Mitsopoulos ABC Radio Perth


Interview with John Stanley 2GB mornings

12 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Interview with John Stanley 2GB mornings


Doorstop Melbourne

12 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Interview at the Doorstop Melbourne


ABC Radio Melbourne Ali Moore

12 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC Radio Melbourne Ali Moore regarding $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; $500 million National Health and Medical Research Council grants; Population Growth; Israel


Million Minds Mission first round grants now open

12 December 2018

Media release

Submissions are now open for the first roll out of grants under the Liberal National Government's Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, aimed at developing new approaches to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat mental illness.


More than $500 million research boost to improve lives

12 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.


New Appointment to Aged Care Royal Commission

11 December 2018

Media release

The Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC has been appointed as a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.


Interview on ABC Breakfast Sydney

10 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC Breakfast Sydney regarding first dedicated Medicare item for eating disorders, pill testing and My Health Record.


Record vaccinations slash flu rates in Australia

08 December 2018

Media release

Australia experienced the lowest rates of the influenza since 2013 after a record 11 million Australians got a flu jab, nearly a third more than the previous year.


Christine Morgan appointed CEO of National Mental Health Commission

09 December 2018

Media release

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Morgan as Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health Commission


$34 million to support Beyond Blue

10 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will support those who suffer from depression and anxiety by providing $33.8 million to help fund Beyond Blue programs.


States urged to boost funding to their own hospitals

06 December 2018

Media release

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report on elective surgery and emergency department wait times should be a wake-up call to states to increase their share of funding to their hospitals.


Transcript of doorstop in Canberra

06 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Canberra regarding 2018 year in review.


Government to support suicide summit recommendations

06 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government will commit to supporting the outcomes of the National Suicide Prevention Summit held in Canberra this week including development of a system which allow rapid responses to clusters of suicide in communities.


$240 million for research into the next big medical breakthrough

06 December 2018

Media release

The Liberal National Government is supporting our brightest minds with a $240 million program giving researchers significant funds for their innovative and transformational medical research.


$7 million to help reduce stillbirth in Australia

04 December 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will convene a national roundtable to address the rate of stillbirth in Australia, along with an initial commitment of $7.2 million for medical research and education programs.


Interview on 5AA with Leon Byner

03 December 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 5AA with Leon Byner regarding new PBS listings for cancer and asthma.


Medicines for severe asthma and growth hormone deficiency listed on the PBS

01 December 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will list new medicines for severe asthma, and severe growth hormone deficiency on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $21,000 a year.

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