Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $100 million to support type 1 diabetes patients, drinking water, Victoria state election.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here at Frances Perry House today with Wes Carter, Dr Alison Nankervis, Greg Johnson from Diabetes Australia, the leaders of so many of our paediatric and other diabetic groups, and of course…

Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health terms of reference

The Coalition Government has today released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health and announced the appointment of an Associate Commissioner for the inquiry. The inquiry will consider how mental illness can affect all aspects of a person’s quality of life including physical health, social participation, education, employment and financial…

South Australian endometriosis school education program launched

A program teaching South Australian high school students about the chronic menstrual health disorder endometriosis will be launched in South Australian schools thanks to joint funding from the Morrison and Marshall Governments. The State and Federal Governments will each provide $140,000 for the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia to run the Periods, Pain, Endometriosis Program…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; Walk for Autism   LEON BYNER: So let’s talk to- and thank him for coming on this morning the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon.   LEON BYNER: First of all you’re completely relaxed about the fact that we’ve extended the cut-off point in…

ABC interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record   JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is a Liberal minister in the Scott Morrison government. He’s the federal Minister for Health. He’s also going for his regular fundraising walk through his electorate but has to at the same time juggle his ministerial responsibilities. Greg Hunt, good morning to you.  …

$4 million to fund research into Autism

The Liberal National Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.   The research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council has been allocated for five projects across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.…

My Health Record privacy measures pass the Senate

The Morrison Government has successfully passed important privacy measures relating to My Health Record, through the Senate, strengthening Labor’s original legislation and further protecting the health information of Australians. They include tougher penalties for those that misuse the system, strengthening provisions to safeguard against domestic violence, prohibiting employers from requesting and using health information from…

Sunrise interview with Natalie Barr

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; $4 million for autism research   NATALIE BARR: Seventeen million Australians will now have until the end of January to opt out of the Government’s controversial My Health Record scheme.   Today was the planned deadline but yesterday the giant digital system to store our personal medical data apparently…

Today interview with Karl Stafanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; Walk for Autism   KARL STEFANOVIC: The deadline to opt out of the My Health Record has been extended amid mounting pressure on the Government and a system crash. Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now. Good morning Greg.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Karl.   KARL STEFANOVIC: Okay,…