Doorstop – Alice Springs

E&OE…                       Topics: $23.2 million for new Indigenous-focused health and medical research projects; strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   GREG HUNT:           It’s a real honour to be here at Purple House with Ken Wyatt, Indigenous Health Minister, but of course the first Indigenous Minister in the history of the Commonwealth of Australia. To…

Interview with Leon Byner – 5AA Mornings

&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   LEON BYNER:         Greg Hunt, thanks for joining us. We understand that you have reached an agreement with the AMA and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners about the business of privacy and My Health Record. Minister, why couldn’t we have got this right…

Interview with Edwina Bartholomew – Channel 7 Sunrise

E&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW:         Now, the Federal Government will tighten privacy rules around the controversial My Health Record system. Live now to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt in Melbourne. Good morning to you Minister and thank you for your time. What changes exactly are you going…

Interview with Karl Stefanovic – Channel 9 Today

E&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation; by-elections; company tax cuts   KARL STEFANOVIC: Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced he will change the law to tighten privacy rules surrounding the My Health Record system. The Minister joins us now. Greg, good morning to you. What took you so long?   GREG…

Interview with Kieran Gilbert – Sky News Live First Edition

E&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   KIERAN GILBERT: Amid the privacy concerns on another story that we’ve been running this morning on the My Health system, the Health Minister has announced changes overnight. Let’s go live to Melbourne Airport, we’ve got him briefly now with us.   Greg Hunt, thanks…

Interview with Kim Landers – ABC Radio AM

E&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation   KIM LANDERS: After weeks of confusion and a public outcry, the Federal Government has bowed to pressure to address privacy worries about the My Health Record. That’s the digital health record that’ll be set up automatically for everyone unless you opt out. It follows…

New epilepsy medicine to provide much needed support to thousands of Australians

Almost 6,500 patients who suffer from particularly severe epilepsy will receive much-needed support with the Turnbull Government subsidising a life-changing medicine, saving families thousands of dollars each year.   From August 1, Perampanel will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for children older than 12 and adults with severe epilepsy.   This will…