Newcastle University to receive $12.2 million medical research boost

The Federal Coalition Government is today announcing significant support for medical research at the University of Newcastle with $12.2 million to fund 19 major medical research projects. Provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), these grants will allow Newcastle University to continue its work in driving innovative, high quality research into the…

Interview with Leon Bryner – FIVEAA

E&OE… Topics: New Medicare listings for patients; codeine; COAG Health Council; Gayle’s Law; private patients in public hospitals LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, thanks for coming on today. GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure, Leon. LEON BYNER: First of all, we’ll start with the good stuff. We’ve got special…

Golden Wattle comes to Bass Coast Shire

The Australian Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, is a purpose built office on wheels providing personalised access to government services and is heading to the Bass Coast and Gippsland in November. After a decade on the road, travelling more than 700,000 kilometres, the Mobile Service Centres continue to deliver Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support…

Working together in Flinders to farm smarter, not harder

The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships provide multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million in Flinders to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity. Member for Flinders, Minister Greg Hunt, called for groups of innovative and talented organisations…

Doorstop following COAG Health Council Meeting

Topics: Outcomes of COAG Health Council meeting GREG HUNT: I’m delighted with the outcome of today’s COAG Health Ministers’ meeting. We’ve made enormous progress on a series of fronts. Firstly, it’s about protecting patients. There will be a new national approach, which will be protecting patients from medical procedures in relation to cosmetic surgery. They…