Minister Hunt's media

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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health

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  • Australians who are living with, or are at risk of macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older people will soon benefit from a $3 million investment by the Australian Government.

  • The Australian Government will invest $80 million in eye medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping improve and preserve the vision of thousands of Australians and saving them up to $7,000 a year.

  • 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.

  • The Turnbull Government will provide funding for a new eye health screening program for Australians with diabetes, helping preserve the sight of thousands of people.

  • The Australian Government will provide funding for the development of a national action plan to better support patients with macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss among older Australians.