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September 2018


Women take the lead in NHMRC Council appointments

28 September 2018

Media release

The strong leadership of female health and medical researchers and advocates has been recognised in the make up of the new Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).


Morrison Government hospital funding grows 62 times faster than states

28 September 2018

Media release

The latest official figures show funding for public hospitals has shifted from states and territories to the Commonwealth with the Australian Government’s contribution growing 62 times faster than the states.


Cheaper medicines for Australian patients

27 September 2018

Media release

Australian patients and their families will save money when a mandated price drop kicks in on October 1 on over 226 medicine brands listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).


Men’s Sheds receive $400,000 in grants

26 September 2018

Media release

Men’s Sheds across the country have received a total of $400,000 in grants from the Australian Government to boost the health and wellbeing of men in their communities.


$36 million for national suicide prevention projects

26 September 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will invest more than $36 million in national suicide prevention projects to raise awareness of the impact of suicide and to support Australians who may be at risk.


Doorstop in Sydney

25 September 2018

Transcript

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Sydney regarding free Meningococcal ACWY vaccines for 14-19 year olds, My Health Record and Australia Day.


$52 million to deliver free meningococcal vaccine to teenagers

25 September 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers against meningococcal, with the launch of a new free national program for 14 to 19 year olds.


400,000 Australians to access lifesaving Medicare scans

23 September 2018

Media release

More than 400,000 Australians will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with a $175 million investment from the Australian Government.


Interview on 6PR with Gareth Parker

17 September 2018

Transcript

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 September 2018

Transcript

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.


Interview on 2GB with Alan Jones

17 September 2018

Transcript

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


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

15 September 2018

Media release

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 September 2018

Media release

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 September 2018

Media release

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.


Critical private health insurance legislation passes Parliament

11 September 2018

Media release

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.


$10 million for six new clinical trials

11 September 2018

Media release

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.


New law to protect patients against medicine shortages

11 September 2018

Media release

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 September 2018

Media release

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 September 2018

Media release

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 September 2018

Media release

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.


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

05 September 2018

Transcript


New appointments to drive better mental health support

05 September 2018

Media release

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


$9 million boost for youth mental health

05 September 2018

Media release

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.


More support for children living with type 1 diabetes

04 September 2018

Media release

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 5AA with Leon Byner

03 September 2018

Transcript

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.


Interview on 2GB with Ray Hadley

03 September 2018

Transcript

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.


Thousands benefit from ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis treatment

01 September 2018

Media release

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.

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