Vital Australian research projects to fight antimicrobial resistance and TB in the Pacific

Australia’s commitment to support the health and wellbeing of our Pacific Island neighbours remains steadfast, with four new research projects totalling more than $8.3 million to tackle the threat of drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the Pacific region.   DR-TB and AMR are major emerging health threats to Pacific Island countries.…

Prescription Nicotine Based Vaping

Australia’s medical experts, including the AHPPC, have warned of the health dangers of e-cigarettes.   This is consistent with the existing ban in all states and territories on the sale of e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine.   Smoking rates in Australia have declined significantly over the past two decades, from 22.3 per cent in 2001 to…

$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…

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…

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…