Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: National Action Plan for Blood Cancers, September PBS listings, seasonal flu vaccine; Tamil family   GREG HUNT: I’m joined this morning by Bill Petch, the CEO of the Leukaemia Foundation.   Today is the first of September, the first day of Spring, the day of new medicines listings and Father’s Day. So…

$27 million for new medicines

The Morrison Government will invest $27 million to provide affordable access to three new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping Australians who are living with complications following stroke, those fighting cancer, and to support the enhanced response to the outbreak of syphilis in northern, central and southern Australia.   Three extended or…

$440 million funding boost for vital health and medical research for all stages of life

The Morrison Government will invest over $440 million in world-leading health and medical research projects to improve the lives of all Australians.   Our Government will strengthen Australians’ health through research to prevent illness and deliver better health care.   A total of 298 new projects will receive funding from the National Health and Medical…

Transcript – National Press Club Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Health 2030 – Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan and the Vision for a mentally healthier community     SABRA LANE: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the National Press Club of Australia and today’s Westpac address. My name is Sabra Lane; I am the President of the club and…

A New Frontier in Emergency Stroke Care

A team of Melbourne researchers have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant through the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative to develop, test and ultimately implement portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.   The new technologies will better equip first responders and have the potential to transform access…