Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for Health

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17 October, 2017 The Turnbull Government is providing more than $60 million for new projects that will help improve quality and access to palliative care. The funding announced today includes $45.4 million through the National Palliative Care Projects grants initi... Read more
16 October, 2017 Around four million Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from a strengthened mental health system under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. The Plan, which was endorsed in August by all health... Read more
16 October, 2017 More international visitors are taking the time to visit Phillip Island during their stay in Australia, new figures have revealed. The International Visitor Survey (IVS), released in September, has shown international tourists are staying longer a... Read more
13 October, 2017 The Turnbull Government is today announcing a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and these reforms will get bette... Read more
New funding grant for Flinders Men’s Sheds
12 October, 2017 The Turnbull Government is providing funding for four Men’s Sheds in the Flinders electorate as part of the National Shed Development Program. The New Peninsula, Safety Beach-Dromana, Cranbourne-Casey, Peninsula North and Junction Village Men’s Sheds will receive thousands of dollars&... Read more
$200 million research boost to improve the lives of Australian patients
12 October, 2017 The Turnbull Government is investing over $200 million in world-leading medical research projects to improve the lives of patients battling cancers, mental health illnesses and chronic disease. In addition to this significant investment in medical research, the Turnbull Government is providing $5... Read more
11 October, 2017 SUBJECTS: Health and medical research.  E&OE… PRIME MINISTER: I’m here with Greg Hunt, surrounded by so much medical talent, we’re going to hear from in a moment. But I just want to say how inspired we’ve... Read more
10 October, 2017 More than one thousand part-pensioners in the seat of Flinders will have their Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) reinstated from this week. These former part-pensioners lost the card in January as a consequence of reforms to the pension assets test,... Read more
09 October, 2017 Headspace supports tens of thousands of Australians each year who are struggling with mental health problems by providing vital counselling services in person and online. That’s why the Turnbull Government is supporting headspace with more t... Read more
09 October, 2017 More than 920 Australians each year will benefit from affordable access to a new medicine for leukaemia and lymphoma patients. Ibrutinib (sold as Imbruvica®) would normally cost $187,390 on average per course of treatment, putting it beyond th... Read more
A new vaccine to strengthen the health of young Australians
09 October, 2017 From the start of 2018, young Australians will have free access to the new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, protecting against more strains of HPV infection. This new and improved vaccine is a significant breakthrough and will provide Australian children with even greater protection against HP... Read more
Schools to receive educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day
06 October, 2017 Minister for Health and Sport Greg Hunt said schools in the seat of Flinders would receive an educational kit in preparation for Remembrance Day on 11 November. Mr Hunt said the educational kit, developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), would help schools plan educational and ... Read more
06 October, 2017 International visitors to Australia are flocking to the Mornington Peninsula, with new figures revealing tourists are staying longer and spending more in the region. The International Visitor Survey (IVS) shows more than 61 thousand international ... Read more
Safer Communities Fund now open for applications
04 October, 2017 Local organisations in the seat of Flinders are invited to apply for the second round of the Turnbull Government’s Safer Communities Fund. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure. Local councils and community gro... Read more
02 October, 2017 The Turnbull Government is continuing to make medicines more affordable with new drugs being subsidised and price reductions for more than 1,400 medications coming into effect today. Millions of Australians suffering from a range of health conditi... Read more
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