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

$21.8 million for neurological disorders research

The Morrison Government is investing $21.8 million in vital research that could mean major breakthroughs in treating a range of neurological disorders, including early Alzheimer’s disease, autism and encephalitis.   This research could change lives. It could save lives.   Neurological disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia. They account for a third of all…

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Federal Government commitment of $35 million to rare cancers, rare diseases medical research; spike in COVID cases in Victoria; COVID advice to multicultural communities; testing clinics; hotel quarantine..   DR SHELLEY DOLAN: Good morning everybody. My name is Dr Shelley Dolan, and I am very, very privileged to be the Chief Executive…

Victorians with cold and flu symptoms urged to get tested for COVID-19

Almost 90 clinics have now been established across Victoria to test people with cold and flu symptoms for COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia.   The Australian Government is encouraging all Victorians with such symptoms, especially those living in one of the six identified coronavirus hotspots, to be tested at a GP-led Respiratory Clinic (GPRC) or Victorian…

$35.9 million boost for rare cancers, rare diseases and unmet medical needs

The Morrison Government will invest $35.9 million in 17 cutting-edge research projects including projects to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, improve neonatal outcomes and to prevent bone loss in critically ill women.   Melbourne University will receive almost $2.4 million to trial the use of Fibroblastic Activation Protein Inhibitors (FAPI) as a novel…

Transcript – ABC Radio National Interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Infection spike in Victoria; potential for localised shutdowns; COVID-19 vaccine development; international borders.   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt, welcome to RN Breakfast.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Fran.   FRAN KELLY: The Prime Minister wants the states to get back to business as usual. That’s despite the infection spike we’re seeing in…

Children under five years of age reminded to get their free flu shots

The Morrison McCormack Government is helping parents to protect their children from seasonal influenza, a serious and potentially deadly condition by providing free flu vaccines and an evidence based campaign to increase the uptake of vaccinations.   This year, for the first time, all children aged from six months to less than five years are…

Treatment for incurable diseases receives $5.9 million research injection

The Morrison Government is investing $5.9 million in eight vital medical research projects to find new and innovative treatments for incurable diseases including leukaemia, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.   The ground breaking research, funded through our Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), aims to harness stem cells to apply personalised treatments for a range…

Today Show interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Update; Black Lives Matter Protest; COVID-19 Vaccines; $12 million for research to improve treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke patients.   KARL STEFANOVIC: Well Victoria recorded its biggest increase of coronavirus cases in over a month; 21 new cases recorded in the state yesterday, six of which are believed to have…

Updated guidelines to support best practice care for domestic violence

The Morrison Government is investing $300,000 to update clinical guidelines to help general practitioners to better recognise and respond to family and domestic violence.   The funding will support the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to update the Whitebook – Abuse and violence: Working with our patients in general practice – with the…