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August 2018


The Life Saving Drugs Program to be improved

31 August 2018

Media release

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.


Speech to the National Nurses Forum

29 August 2018

Speech

The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's speech to the National Nurses Forum on the Gold Coast on 29 August 2018.


Transcript - Doorstop Canberra - Medicare bulk billing rate hits historic 86.1 per cent

17 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's on Medicare bulk billing rate hits historic 86.1 per cent


Funding to improve lives of Australians with allergies

16 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will invest more than half a million dollars in projects to improve the lives of Australians who live with allergies.


Transcript of Interview on 5AA Mornings with Leon Byner

16 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 5AA Mornings with Leon Byner regarding Medicare bulk billing rate hits historic 86.1 per cent and public hospitals harvesting private patients.


Medicare bulk billing rate hits historic 86.1 per cent

16 August 2018

Media release

A record amount of Australians are visiting their doctor without having to pay a cent with the latest Medicare data confirming almost nine out of every ten services were fully bulk-billed.


Investment in Queensland start-up to deliver new treatment options

14 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will support a world-leading laboratory in Northern Australia to develop a new treatment for people who have inflammatory bowel disease.


$200 million for medical research to overcome health challenges

13 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will invest $200 million in new medical research projects to improve the health of Australian patients through new treatments and support, tackling areas of obesity, mental health and cardiovascular disease.


Breast cancer survivors to play key role in delivering more support

12 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will fund an innovative two year support and training program aimed at delivering better support and outcomes for breast cancer survivors by linking them directly with researchers, clinicians and policy makers.


My Health Record opt-out period extended

10 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has extended the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018.


Quicker diagnosis and help for stroke victims

10 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government is providing $1.5 million to ensure doctors have the latest research and information on treating stroke at their fingertips, giving patients the best chance for survival.


$1.3 million to address prostate cancer and male infertility

09 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will provide medical research funding for prostate cancer and infertility, marking the first step towards a new National Male Health Strategy.


Doorstop in Canberra

08 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Canberra regarding $18 million for medical research projects to improve women’s health, endometriosis and My Health Record.


$18 million for medical research to improve women’s health

08 August 2018

Media release

An $18 million investment by the Australian Government in a range of medical research projects will aim to improve the health of Australian women, marking the first step towards a new National Women’s Health Strategy.


Interview on CAAMA Radio with Teghan Hughes

03 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on CAAMA Radio with Teghan Hughes regarding a greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes, $23 million for 28 Indigenous health research program and $2 million for a national Indigenous eyesight program.


Remarks and doorstop in Alice Springs

03 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Alice Springs regarding $2 million for a national Indigenous eyesight program, greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes and My Health Record.


Program puts better vision for First Nations people in sight

03 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government has committed $2 million to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with easier access to affordable prescription glasses.


State and territory governments reaffirm unanimous support for My Health Record

03 August 2018

Media release

Health ministers from across Australia unanimously reaffirmed their support for My Health Record and the national opt out approach at the Council of Australian Government Health Council meeting in Alice Springs.


Doorstop for Health COAG in Alice Springs

02 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop for Health COAG in Alice Springs regarding a greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes and a unanimous COAG endorsement for the My Health Record opt-out process.


Doorstop in Alice Springs

01 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Alice Springs regarding the $23.2 million for new Indigenous-focused health and medical research projects and strengthening the My Health Record legislation.


Interview on 5AA Mornings with Leon Byner

01 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on 5AA Mornings with Leon Byner regarding Strengthening the My Health Record legislation.


Interview on Sunrise with Edwina Bartholomew

01 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Sunrise with Edwina Bartholomew regarding Strengthening the My Health Record legislation.


Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland And Virginia Trioli

01 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland And Virginia Trioli regarding Strengthening the My Health Record legislation.


Stem cell research to tackle blindness and congenital heart disease in kids

01 August 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will invest $3 million in stem cell research including projects that aim to tackle congenital heart disease and genetic defects that cause blindness in kids.


Interview on Today with Karl Stefanovic

01 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Today with Karl Stefanovic regarding Strengthening the My Health Record legislation.


Interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Kieran Gilbert

01 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Kieran Gilbert regarding Strengthening the My Health Record legislation.


Interview on ABC Radio AM with Kim Landers

01 August 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC Radio AM with Kim Landers regarding Strengthening the My Health Record legislation.


Strengthening privacy protections for My Health Record

31 July 2018

Media release

The Government will strengthen privacy provisions under the My Health Record Act.

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