Doorstop – Brisbane

E&OE…                       Topics: $185 million for dementia and ageing medical research   PANKAJ SAH: So I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Jagara and the (inaudible) people – the Traditional Owners of this land.   I went to a meeting today. It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Honourable Greg Hunt, Minister for Health;…

Doorstop – Brisbane

E&OE…                       Topics: Boosting support for older Australians with a $550 million aged care package   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Luke and to Paul and the invitation to be here in Petrie and in BallyCara, in particular.   Luke, I have to acknowledge is, exactly as Carrie-Anne said,  one of the hardest working…

2GB interview with John Stanley

E&OE…                       Topics: Boosting support for older Australians   JOHN STANLEY: The government is announcing a significant increase in spending on older Australians; we know about the aged care issue.   I did mention earlier in the program that there’s a number which I’ve heard, which is that there are 1000 people turning 85 every…

ABC interview with Steve Austin

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; More than $500 million for medical research projects; Queensland health funding   STEVE AUSTIN: The federal government, the Health Minister, the Prime Minister announced $1.5 billion plus extra money for health at the Council of Australian Governments Meeting today. The federal government argues the extra…