A $2.8 million focus on Diabetes

The Morrison Government is committed to tackling diabetes and is investing $2.8 million to help prevent and treat diabetes-related blindness and foot complications. Diabetes is a chronic condition that impacts the lives of more than 1.2 million Australians. Coinciding with National Diabetes Week, Morrison Government funding will support two new programs: $1.5 million will be…

$5.6 million for research into healthy ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Morrison Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   Coinciding with NAIDOC week and the release of two key Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will provide the funding to…

Child immunisation at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines. New data for the March 2019 quarter reveals immunisation rates for all five year olds is 94.78 per cent which is our highest…

ABC 7.30 interview with Leigh Sales

E&OE…                       Topics: Dental care; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; Medicare; Australian Medical Association; Record Bulk Billing Rates   LEIGH SALES: And the Health Minister Greg Hunt is with us from Parliament House. Thanks for your time, Minister.   GREG HUNT: Pleasure.   LEIGH SALES: There are so many challenges facing the health system as our series…

Sky News interview with Sharri Markson

E&OE…   Topics: Online fundraising campaigns; transparency system; Australian Medical Association; Charlie Teo; flu season; the stillbirth report.   SHARRI MARKSON: And welcome back to The Kenny Report. I’m joined now by the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Thanks for joining me.   GREG HUNT: Oh, pleasure.   SHARRI MARKSON: Look, I want to start…