Transcript – Sunrise interview with David Kock

E&OE… Topics: Making private health insurance more affordable and simpler to understand DAVID KOCH: Now, an overhaul of the private health insurance is promising simpler and more affordable cover. In the biggest shake-up the industry has seen, the Federal Government will today announce reforms which include discounts for young people, boosting mental health benefits, new…

Transcript – Holmesglen Private Hospital, Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Announcement of private health insurance reforms GREG HUNT: Well, good morning everybody. I’m delighted to be here at Healthscope’s new Holmesglen Private Hospital. Dr Raja Barua, head of the emergency department here, out with Dr Rachel David, from Private Health Australia, Matthew Koce, representing the small insurers, the leaders from Healthscope and from…

Major reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and these reforms will get better value for families and make policies easier to understand. Private health insurance is an essential and valuable…

Transcript – ABC AM Interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE… Topics: Making private health insurance more affordable and simpler to understand SABRA LANE: Joining us now from Melbourne is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, good morning and welcome. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Sabra. SABRA LANE: Just briefly, how do you characterise this change? GREG HUNT: This is about including additional coverage for areas…

$200 million research boost to improve the lives of Australian patients

The Turnbull Government is investing over $200 million in world-leading medical research projects to improve the lives of patients battling cancers, mental health illnesses and chronic disease. In addition to this significant investment in medical research, the Turnbull Government is providing $5 million to CanTeen under the Medical Research Future Fund Accelerated Research program to…

Marking National Headspace Day

Headspace supports tens of thousands of Australians each year who are struggling with mental health problems by providing vital counselling services in person and online. That’s why the Turnbull Government is supporting headspace with more than $92 million funding this year, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians. 100 headspace centres operate…

Transcript – Announcement of the addition of Gardasil 9 to the National Immunisation Program

E&OE… PRIME MINISTER: Good morning and welcome to North Bondi Surf Club. We’re surrounded this morning by lifesavers and future lifesavers, and we’re talking today about an important new step in saving lives. Ian Frazer, Nobel Prize Winner, developed Gardasil, which is a vaccine that has for ten years been made available first to girls…