Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020

Antimicrobial resistance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and Aged Care are among the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for 2018-2020. These priorities will help guide the Morrison Government’s project investments.   The focus areas for research have been set following a thorough national consultation process with over 1,200 community and…

Today interview with Sylvia Jeffreys

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; Healthy Minds mental health announcement   SYLVIA JEFFREYS: There’s just a week to go if you want to opt out of the Government’s My Health Record. With concerns over potential privacy breaches the Health Minister has unveiled a raft of changes including increased penalties for those who misuse the…

ABC RN interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; Mark Latham   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt is the federal Health Minister. He joins us from the Victorian seat of Flinders where he’s currently on a 500 kilometre trek in support of autism groups. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Fran.   FRAN KELLY: So…

A stronger My Health Record

The Morrison Government will introduce further legislative amendments to ensure the safety and privacy of health information in the My Health Record system including provisions to protect people against domestic violence and tougher penalties for those that misuse the system.   We have examined the recommendations from the Senate Inquiry, we have listened to concerns…

Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE…                       Topics: Walk for Autism; recent PBS listings; Labor’s poor record on PBS   PETA CREDLIN: Tonight, I wanted to highlight some important work that’s been done by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, locally and in his portfolio. Earlier today, I spoke with the Minister about the recent decisions to add an extra…

2GB interview with Steve Price

E&OE…                       Topics: Medicare at record levels; Labor’s poor record on PBS; Labor’s Medicare freeze; Brian Owler; Walk for Autism.   STEVE PRICE: Greg Hunt the federal Minister’s on the line. Minister, thanks for your time.   GREG HUNT: Good evening.   STEVE PRICE: Did you freeze Medicare?   GREG HUNT: No. The previous government…