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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
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.
Australia is on track for a record number of flu vaccinations in 2019 with an additional 400,000 flu vaccines to be brought into Australia over the coming weeks to meet unprecedented demand.
The Liberal National Government is investing a record $104 billion in 2019–20, up from $75 billion in 2012–13, as part of a comprehensive, patient-focused investment of $435 billion over the next four years.
The Australian Government will provide $1.2 million to help hundreds of young Aboriginal people in Victoria to lead healthier lives, with a focus on nutrition, fitness, wellbeing and mental health.
The successful Outside the Locker Room sport, school and community support program will undergo a major expansion across Western Australia, thanks to a $1.75 million funding commitment from the Liberal National Government.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Adelaide regarding health portfolio boards more than 50 per cent female, the new CEO of Cancer Australia, International Women’s Day, COAG and Indigenous health.
The Liberal National Government will provide $160 million for a national research initiative to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Australian Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 Australians.
The Liberal National Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.
Antimicrobial resistance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and Aged Care are among the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for 2018-2020.
The Australian Government’s $125 million mental health research mission has made child and youth mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health, and eating disorders the priorities for its first round of funding.
Australia’s efforts to tackle multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, our landmark investment in genomics and a locally-led universal cancer database will be highlighted at the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Argentina.
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.
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.
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.
The Australian Government has committed $2 million to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with easier access to affordable prescription glasses.
Transcript of Minister 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.
Read the transcript of Minister 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.
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.
The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million in a health science centre in Alice Springs which is focused on addressing health challenges faced by Indigenous Australians.
Four more regions across Australia with higher than average suicide rates will be the latest communities to take part in a $46 million trial aimed at delivering better mental health services.