Australia leads way on global health action

Australia has led a successful push for worldwide action to tackle two key global health issues – cervical cancer and eye health.   The Morrison Government welcomes the recent adoption of two Australian-led resolutions by member states of the World Health Organization (WHO):   Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control: Accelerating the Elimination of Cervical Cancer…

Funding boost for covid-19 research

The Australian Government is backing several Australian research projects aimed at finding breakthrough treatments, diagnostics and – the ultimate – a vaccine in the fight against COVID-19. Our Government has allocated $10.4 million for 13 early stage biomedical projects through Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) program, which forms part of the landmark Medical Research Future Fund…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: $563.4m aged care support announcement; Coronavirus update; One worker one site in Victoria; University of Queensland research; Medicare levy; Data on aged care workers; Aged care commission facility visits; State borders; Victorian pathway out; Senate committee; 41 deaths in Victoria; Craig Kelly comments on Hydroxychloroquine; Treasurer’s comments on Victorian outbreak; Has Senator Colbeck…

New hope for Australian leukaemia and lymphoma patients with key treatment option listed on PBS

A key new cancer treatment has just become more accessible for Australians fighting specific forms of leukaemia and lymphoma, thanks to the Morrison Government’s listing of Calquence® on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). On September 1, Calquence® (acalabrutinib) will be listed on the PBS for the first time for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia…