Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for Health

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14 May, 2018 The Turnbull Government has today released the initial draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis and called for further public input. The draft plan was developed with endometriosis patient advocates, researchers and clinicians from around Aust... Read more
11 May, 2018 The My Health Record system is delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.  To inform how My Health Record data can be used and protected for public health and research purposes, the Australian G... Read more
11 May, 2018 Last night Bill Shorten offered nothing to support older Australians.  In comparison this week alone, the Turnbull Government delivered a record $5 billion Budget boost. Funding is growing from $18 billion in 2017-18 to $23 billion in 2021... Read more
09 May, 2018 Residents from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Western Port, Cardinia and Casey are all set to benefit from the Turnbull Government is sticking to its plan to build a stronger economy, the Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said... Read more
08 May, 2018 The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.  We will increase: • Med... Read more
Full steam ahead for Baxter rail electrification and duplication
07 May, 2018 Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP and Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP were thrilled to help secure the Coalition Government’s $225 million investment into the duplication and electrification of the Frankston rail line to Baxter. The electrification project is e... Read more
06 May, 2018 The Turnbull Government will provide $241 million to list a vital and life-saving medicine which treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), cutting the cost to patients by hundreds of thousands of dollars. From 1 June this year we will make Spinraza av... Read more
06 May, 2018 The Turnbull Government will provide $33.8 million to Lifeline to significantly boost their telephone crisis service, helping them support hundreds of thousands of Australians in need. Over 1 million Australians reach out to Lifeline each year and... Read more
06 May, 2018 The Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease.  The $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine is add... Read more
New Senior School for Newhaven College
04 May, 2018 Students and staff at Newhaven College in Phillip Island will have full use of a new Senior School thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, officially opened the school’s new Senior School and Science, Arts & Technology Wing toda... Read more
04 May, 2018 The Turnbull Government is investing $3.9 million for tailored mental health support for Australians from multicultural backgrounds.  The $3.9 million investment over three years will help to ensure that our mental health system reflects and ... Read more
02 May, 2018 The latest Medicare data from July 2017 to March 2018 shows Australian patients have set a new record for the highest GP bulk-billing rate ever achieved for this period – increasing to 85.8 per cent. This is nearly 4 per cent higher than Lab... Read more
29 April, 2018 The brain cancer foundation set up by rugby league legend Mark Hughes has joined the Turnbull Government’s $100 million Australian Brain Cancer Mission, aiming to work together to tackle this terrible disease through medical research. Newcas... Read more
26 April, 2018 The Turnbull Government is providing $1.5 million in medical research funding to help better understand the flesh eating Buruli ulcer and reduce its spread in Australia.  This funding will be used by the University of Melbourne to study mosqu... Read more
23 April, 2018 The Turnbull Government welcomes the decision by the Northern Territory and Tasmanian governments to sign onto our new hospital agreement.  The National Health Agreement from 2020-21 to 2024-25, will deliver record hospital funding in each an... Read more
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