A new plan to tackle kidney disease

The Morrison Government has today launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease and awarded $3.5 million in funding to organisations to take immediate action.   1.7 million Australian adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, however less than 10 per cent are aware they have the condition.   In 2017, 17,000 Australians…

$2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19

The Australian Government has unveiled a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The package provides unprecedented support across primary care, aged care, hospitals, research and the national medical stockpile. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said…

Transcript – ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus; Pop-Up Clinics; Coronavirus hotline; Additional staff; Communications campaign; Travel ban to Italy   SABRA LANE: The Federal Health Minister is Greg Hunt, he joined me earlier to discuss the government’s health response.   Greg Hunt, good morning and welcome to AM.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   SABRA LANE: How will…

Today Show interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus health support package;   KARL STEFANOVIC: The Federal Government is today announcing a multibillion dollar emergency health plan to tackle the rapidly increasing outbreak.   ALLISON LANGDON: It includes more than 100 pop-up testing clinics and bulk billing health care over the phone.   Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now.…

Transcript – Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Italian travel advice; National hotline; Telehealth; 14-day isolation period; Medical advice on reinfection; Complete 14-day shutdown; Respiratory clinics; Cruise industry; Launching a Government app.   GREG HUNT: I’m joined by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy.   In relation to the global and national developments, sadly we now have…

Transcript – Doorstop – Frankston Hospital – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Morrison Government secures additional 54 million face masks; Coronavirus response, Minister Mikakos’ criticism of Dr Chris Higgins; ADF positives; Staffers or politicians on the same flight as ADF personnel; Telehealth subsidy; Newstart; GP guidelines.   GREG HUNT: I’d like to thank everybody for joining us today at Frankston Hospital.   We’re at…

$4.9 million for collaborative health and medical research for all Australians

The Morrison Government is providing more than $4.8 million for research initiatives that will lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as suicide prevention, gestational weight gain and low back pain.   The latest round of funding through the Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Partnership Projects scheme will…

Australia’s third centre for innovation in regional health recognises Northern Queensland’s leadership in research based health care

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre in North Queensland has become the third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The Centre has demonstrated research excellence and leadership in research based clinical care and training, in addressing the region’s healthcare needs.   The Minister for Health,…