Continuing to make new medicines affordable for Australians

A new medicine to treat soft tissue sarcoma will be available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from today, giving more than 100 Australians a year access to affordable life-improving treatment. Eribulin (Halaven®) provides eligible patients with an alternative treatment to currently listed medicines.  It works by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. The independent…

$53 million to find better mental health treatments and care

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $53 million for new research into better treatments, prevention and care for Australian patients facing mental health challenges.  A total of 47 projects will be funded across Australia to support some of our nation’s brightest researchers. With four million Australians experiencing some form of mental illness each year,…

Doorstop interview in Sydney

E&OE… Topics: Record bulk billing rates in Australia and Bennelong; Kristina Keneally caught out over Medicare claims  JOHN ALEXANDER: Good morning, and Minister, welcome to Bennelong. Welcome to the Myhealth Medical Centre. I understand you’ve got some good news on bulk billing.  GREG HUNT: I do indeed. Look, thanks very much to the amazing John…

Funding boost for defence families as part of $1 million Family Support Funding Program

Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, was thrilled to announce that Cerberus Cottage is set to receive more than $20,000 as part of the Federal Government’s $1 million Family Support Funding Program. The community grants are awarded to not-for-profit incorporated community groups that support Defence families. Minister Hunt said Cerberus Cottage Family & Friends…