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 Turnbull 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

Today interview with Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Ann Sudmalis; My Health Record; Aged Care Royal Commission   KARL STEFANOVIC: Canberra is once again in the spotlight this morning with yet another Liberal MP announcing she will quit Parliament as a result of bullying allegations. Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now on a very busy morning to talk about…

6PR interview with Gareth Parker

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   GARETH PARKER: Greg Hunt is the Health Minister. He joins me on the line. Greg good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   GARETH PARKER: Why call a royal commission now?   GREG HUNT: Well, really, it’s about two things. One is increasing evidence that there are…

ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; strawberry contamination.   SABRA LANE: When the Prime Minister announced the inquiry yesterday, two ministers were by his side, one of them was the Health Minister Greg Hunt, who now joins AM in our Canberra House studio. Good morning and welcome to the program.   GREG HUNT: Good…

Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   ALAN JONES: As you know the federal government has announced, Scott Morrison, a royal commission into the aged care sector. I think this new outfit, Scott Morrison and the team are doing a very, very good job. This is timely. He made the announcement yesterday along with…

$1 million for cancer research at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Morrison Government is investing $1 million to expand a rare cancers clinical trial being conducted by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute to reach patients living in regional areas.   The trial is focused on three rare cancers – gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine and genitourinary – and involves the immunotherapy drugs Ipilimumab and Nivolumab.   The…

$48 million investment in cancer treatments on PBS

The Morrison Government will invest $48 million to list new treatments for lymphoma and multiple myeloma on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), benefiting hundreds of patients and saving families up to $100,000 a year.   From October 1 around 700 patients with untreated advanced follicular lymphoma – a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – will no…

$106 million boost to support older Australians with better care

The Morrison Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.   Australia’s tough new aged care cop – the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission – will receive a further $16 million to police quality, boost specialist…

Critical private health insurance legislation passes Parliament

Private health insurance will be simpler and more affordable with critical legislation passing Parliament today which delivers a wide ranging package of reforms which were announced last year.   I welcome the bi-partisan support shown by Labor in supporting these important reforms.   Insurers will now able to discount hospital insurance premiums for 18 to…

Interview With Sabra Lane – ABC AM

E&OE…                       Topics: Domestic violence and mental health support services, $10 million to fund six new rare cancer and rare disease clinical trials, increasing the number of women in Parliament   SABRA LANE: The federal government set aside $10 million to fund six new clinical trials to test new treatments for rare diseases and injury.…

New law to protect patients against medicine shortages

The supply of critical and life-saving medicine to Australian patients will now be protected with the Parliament passing the Morrison Government’s landmark legislation last night.   Under the new law, medicine companies will now have to report shortages of important medicines as soon as they occur.   In addition, if a critical drug is being…