Health

As Minister for Health, Greg is committed to ensuring all Australians are able to see a doctor when they need to and can receive medicine when they are unwell.

Health is about working with our excellent nurses, doctors, researchers, and all our healthcare professionals.

The Morrison Government has a rock solid commitment to Medicare. It is key to Australia’s successful healthcare system.

Mental health is an issue that is particularly important to Greg. He wants to be a strong advocate for greater understanding and community awareness, and to ensure we have the necessary resources to help deal with this very important issue.

Health is essential to ensuring all Australians can lead fulfilling lives.

For more information on what Greg is doing for Health, please visit www.health.gov.au

Transcript – Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: Acknowledgement of ResMed; Vaccines for COVID-19; Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine; Qantas; Vaccine rollout; NSW Premier;   GREG HUNT: Thanks to everybody joining us here today, in particular to Brett Sandercock, the CFO of ResMed, and to Alex Hawke, who’s not only the local member, but he’s been responsible for our overseas program as Minister,…

$41.7 million boost to commercialise lifesaving medical discoveries

An innovative nasal treatment to fight COVID-19, common colds and flu is being taken to the next stage of testing, thanks to the Morrison Government’s $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund.   Developed by Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory, INNA-051 works by stimulating the innate immune system, the first line of defence against the invasion of…

Work under way on Fraser Coast palliative hospice

Work has begun to construct a $7 million palliative care facility for terminally ill people in Hervey Bay.   The new purpose-built Fraser Coast Hospice will provide 24-hour home-like accommodation, professional and compassionate care to clients at the end of their life, and bereavement care to their families.   Federal Member for Hinkler and Minister…

Transcript – 5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Vaccines; South Australia COVID-19 outbreak; Border closures.   LEON BYNER: Greg Hunt, thanks for joining us this morning. As you know, South Australia went into lockdown at midnight last night; 23 cases, what do you think? Good thing?   GREG HUNT: Look, obviously, we recognise the situation in South Australia.  …

Australia hosts global summit on healthcare innovation

Australia will share its successful approach to the COVID-19 pandemic and the pathway ahead as the host of the virtual Global Innovation Summit 2020.   Held over the next two days, the theme of this year’s summit – Crossing the chasm: Health, Innovation and the Future Economy. Participants will explore the impact of COVID-19 from…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Blood donation drive; COVID outbreak in SA; ADF support; Moderna vaccine; US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq; 2021 Tokyo Olympics.   STEVEN ELDRIDGE: So, a big thank you for everyone coming here today. My name’s Steve Eldridge. I’m the Regional Director for Donor Services here at Australian Red Cross LifeBlood.   Today,…

$133.5 million for Child, Youth and Perinatal Mental Health

The Morrison Government has today announced an investment of $133.5 million to support child, youth and perinatal mental health programs.   Approximately 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four young Australians aged 16 to 24 experiences mental illness in any given year. In addition, each year…

Cooma’s new $3.25 million clinical training facility open for business

A new clinical training facility at the Cooma Hospital will expand healthcare access for residents across the region following its official opening today. The training facility will support medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health students to learn directly from health professionals and pursue their careers in Cooma. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, said the new…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: PBS expanded listing of Spinraza for pre-symptomatic children and infants with spinal muscular atrophy; Genetic screenings for SMA; Vaping; COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy; Bringing overseas Australians home; International borders; Masks in Victoria. GREG HUNT: Seona and Hugo are parents of Chloe and Matilda, or Tilly. Tilly is a beautiful young girl, four years…