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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
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.
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.
Transcript of Minister Hunt speaking about the Australian Government's decision to list Kalydeco for the treatment of cystic fibrosis for young children on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme from 1 August 2019.
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 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.
An additional joint investment of $10 million to the Australian Brain Cancer Mission will bring new hope for children with brain cancer.
The Liberal National Government will invest $1.5m to ensure Queensland children get a decent start in life through a new wrap-around service to be trialled in Redlands and Logan.
The Liberal National Government is investing $50 million so women and children in Geelong will soon have new and improved access to better hospital services.
The Australian Government will contribute $6.1 million towards the establishment of a world-first residential recovery centre to help children and young people through the trauma of losing a loved one by homicide.
The Liberal National Government will invest $700,000 to help sick young people and their families living in rural and regional NSW gain greater access to medical services in city centres.
The Liberal National Government has announced it will invest $50,000 to help transform the children’s ward at Logan Hospital, completing a long overdue makeover of the children’s playroom, teenagers retreat and procedure room.
The Liberal National Government will invest $2.57 million to assist Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) help families of seriously ill children.
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.
Kids sick with cancer or needing emergency care are set to benefit from Australia’s first Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre and a rebuild of the Children’s Hospital at Randwick.
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 is providing $3 million to close the loop from genetic diagnosis to clinical treatment for rare childhood brain disorders known as Leukodystrophies.
A new school-based mental health program that aims to give teachers the tools to help students manage their mental health has been launched following a $98.6 million investment from the Australian Government.
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.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland has boosted the Australian Government’s Australian Brain Cancer Mission with a $10 million commitment that will give Queensland its own children’s brain cancer research centre.
The Australian Government will invest $6 million to better support children living with diabetes, with the launch of a new program across Australian schools.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC Radio with Jon Faine regarding My Health Record, private health insurance and $5 million for clinical trials and genetic testing for children with high risk brain cancer.