Minister Hunt's media
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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
The Australian Government is providing $900,000 to Family Drug Support Australia so it can continue providing a free 24-hour support line for families dealing with drug issues.
A joint media release with the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education; the Hon. James Merlino MP, Victorian Minister for Education, Deputy Premier of Victoria; and Professor Brendan Murphy, Australian Chief Medical Officer.
Australians with non-small cell and small cell lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will benefit from new and expanded treatment options on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 March 2020.
The Australian Government will target parents across the country with a powerful message around the need to vaccinate their children, with an enhanced $12 million campaign rolling out this week.
The Australian Government is providing unprecedented funding to help our best and brightest health and medical researchers translate their ideas into new treatments and breakthrough cures for patients.
Australia will host the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils’ (GFCC) Global Innovation Summit (the Summit) in Melbourne on 18 and 19 November 2020.
A joint media release with The Hon. Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs and Professor Brendan Murphy,
Australian Government Chief Medical Officer.
The Australian Government is investing $5.5 million in 10 ground-breaking medical research projects aimed at improving outcomes in mental health, dementia, aged care, cerebral palsy, diabetes and many more life-changing conditions.
Australia’s world leading health and medical researchers will have a greater chance of discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease, thanks to a new grant from the Australian Government.
Thirteen cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in Australia – the latest being an eight-year-old boy from Wuhan in China.
There’s new hope for Australians living with chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, and tumours of the midgut, thanks to new and amended medicines listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February 2020.
Australians with type 1 diabetes will soon have free access to the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system, thanks to the Australian Government’s $300 million Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative.
The Australian Government is investing $5 million in an Australian first genomics project to support personalised treatments for patients with lung cancer.
A joint release with Ms Christine Morgan, National Suicide Prevention Adviser, about $64 million for suicide prevention and mental health initiatives.
A joint release with the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, and Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, updating the Government's advice about novel coronavirus.
The Australian Government is expanding access to a cutting edge and potentially curative cancer therapy for patients with particular forms of lymphoma.
A joint release with Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, on the draft Roadmap for the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission.
The current bushfire crisis that is impacting large parts of Australia has devastated individuals and communities. The Australian Government is taking action on this significant public health problem.
A joint release with the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister, and the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, announcing Government funding for immediate mental health services for fire affected communities.