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May 2018


Funding for research to prevent anxiety and depression

29 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has launched a new research hub focused on preventing anxiety and depression.


New medicine to improve the lives of more than half a million Aussies

27 May 2018

Media release

More than half a million Australians with severe breathing difficulties from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are set for a boost with the listing of a new medicine which significantly improves their lung capacity.


Remarks to the Australian Medical Association (AMA) National Conference

25 May 2018

Speech

Remarks by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt to the Australian Medical Association (AMA) National Conference on 25 May 2018.


Interview on ABC AM with Bridget Brennan

25 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC AM with Bridget Brennan announcing a taskforce to tackle HTLV-1in remote communities.


Funding to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 in remote communities

25 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will provide $8 million to form a taskforce, in collaboration with the states and territories, to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 (HTLV-1) and other emerging communicable diseases in remote communities.


Funding announced for action plan on macular disease

22 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will provide funding for the development of a national action plan to better support patients with macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss among older Australians.


Transcript of Brisbane Doorstop

17 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Brisbane regarding $1.2 million in funding to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance in aged care facilities and $1.3 million funding for a revolutionary artificial heart technology.


Professor Anne Kelso reappointed NHMRC CEO

17 May 2018

Media release

Highly distinguished and respected medical researcher Professor Anne Kelso AO has been reappointed as CEO of the Australian Government’s leading health and medical research agency for a further five years—until 2023.


Genomics Health Futures Mission expert advisory committee appointed

17 May 2018

Media release

The Turnbull Government has appointed an expert advisory committee for the landmark Genomics Health Futures Mission led by of Professor Ian Frazer AC.


Protecting older Australians in aged care facilities

17 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is taking further action to protect older Australians, with an investment of nearly $2 million going into research to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance in aged care facilities.


Artificial heart technology gets federal funding

17 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is helping to fund a revolutionary artificial heart technology that has the potential to save the lives of millions of people worldwide who cannot access heart transplants.


$6 million for Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre

16 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is providing $6.1 million to the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre to support important health and medical research.


Doorstop in Melbourne

16 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne regarding the launch of the Helping Our Health awareness campaign


AFL superstar joins push to get more Aussies into clinical trials

16 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is launching a national awareness campaign to get to get more Australians into ground-breaking clinical trials, opening up access to life-saving new medicines and treatments.


Interview on the Today Show with Deborah Knight

15 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on the Today Show with Deborah Knight regarding the release of the draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis.


University of Melbourne 2018 Dean’s Lecture: The Future of Mental Health Policy

14 May 2018

Speech

The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's presented the University of Melbourne 2018 Dean's Lecture on Monday 14 May 2018.


$6 million for Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Research

14 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is providing $6.1 million to the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health to support vital ongoing health and medical research being undertaken by the centre.


More support for suicide prevention programs

14 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is extending a ground-breaking suicide prevention trial by a further year with a $13 million investment to ensure local communities have more time to trial services and report on what works.


Interview on ABC AM Program with Sabra Lane

14 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC AM Program with Sabra Lane regarding the extension of the National Suicide Prevention Trial with a further $13 million investment and record mental health funding in the Budget.


Draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis released for consultation

14 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has released the initial draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis and called for further public input.


Better health outcomes through My Health Record

11 May 2018

Media release

The My Health Record system is delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.


Interview on 2GB with Ray Hadley

10 May 2018

Transcript

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


Interview on 2GB with Steve Price

09 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 2GB with Steve Price regarding the Health Budget, Pension Loan Scheme and new hospitals agreement.


Interview on 6PR with Oliver Peterson

09 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 6PR with Oliver Peterson regarding the Health Budget.


Transcript - interview with Leon Byner 5AA

10 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's radio interview with Leon Byner on FiveAA.


Guaranteeing essential services - record investment in health

08 May 2018

Media release

The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.


Doorstop in Melbourne

06 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne announcing funding of $241 million for a life-saving medicine for spinal muscular atrophy to be listed on the PBS, $39.5 million for the whooping cough vaccine for pregnant woman and $33.8 million for Lifeline.


Life-saving medicine listed for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

06 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will provide $241 million to list a vital and life-saving medicine which treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), cutting the cost to patients by hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Mental health funding boost to support thousands of Australians

06 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will provide $33.8 million to Lifeline to significantly boost their telephone crisis service, helping them support hundreds of thousands of Australians in need.


Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman

06 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease.


$3.9 million investment in multicultural mental health

04 May 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is investing $3.9 million for tailored mental health support for Australians from multicultural backgrounds.


Speech to the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference

03 May 2018

Speech

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt presented the keynote address to the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference on 3 May 2018.


Doorstop in Sunshine Coast

02 May 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Sunshine Coast speaking about record bulk billing figures; the Federal Budget and the Thompson Institute.


Medicare record for Australian patients

02 May 2018

Media release

The latest Medicare data from July 2017 to March 2018 shows Australian patients have set a new record for the highest GP bulk-billing rate ever achieved for this period – increasing to 85.8 per cent.


Transcript of doorstop in Sydney

30 April 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Sydney launching the InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders.

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