Minister Hunt's media

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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health

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  • Delivering the world’s best mental health system – stigma-free and focused on prevention, starting with children under 12 – is the major focus of the Australian Government’s Long Term National Health Plan, outlined today.

  • A team of Melbourne researchers have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant through the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative to develop, test and ultimately implement portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.

  • The Australian Government is continuing to step up its commitment with the Pacific, pledging an additional $19 million to boost health care across the region.

  • The Australian Government has announced a $13 million commitment to help support global efforts in eradicating one of the world’s most dangerous diseases.

  • The Australian Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding.

  • The Australian Government has invested more than $1.3 million to help support people living with severe mental illness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

  • The Australian Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.

  • The Australian Government’s unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health takes the next vital step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation.

  • The Australian Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.

  • A joint media release with Senator Hollie Hughes, Senator for New South Wales about the opening of the South East Equestrian Club in Sydney.

  • The Australian Government is contributing more than $7.3 million for collaborative research projects between Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).

  • The Australian Government and the AMA have launched a new guide that will better aid Australians making decisions around medical treatments.

  • The Australian Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.

  • The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, Australia's second leading cause of death.

  • The Australian Government is committed to tackling diabetes and is investing $2.8 million to prevent and treat diabetes-related blindness and foot complications.

  • Australia’s medical device regulator, has today announced that it is proposing to take
    strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants
    from the Australian market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.

  • A joint media release with the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, announcing $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.

  • New Medicare data shows nearly nine out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the nine months from July 2018 to March 2019.

  • A joint media release with Nicolle Flint MP, Federal Member for Boothby about the Australian Government's response to recommendations made by the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Report.

  • HIV diagnoses in Australia is the lowest in almost 20 years due to increased prevention measures, earlier testing and treatment.

  • The Australian Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions.

  • The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners (GP) service items on the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). These services include health assessments, chronic disease management plans, and mental health services provided by GPs.

  • The Australian Government has signed agreements with all 8 state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program.

  • The Australian Government will invest $924,100 for research to develop cutting edge technology to help people regain eyesight, movement, and other nerve functions.

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