ABC Radio interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: The re-elected Morrison Government   JON FAINE: Scott Morrison unveiled his new ministry over the weekend. There’s winners and losers, and one of the big winners is the Victorian- senior Victorian Liberal, Health Minister Greg Hunt, who gets new responsibilities as sort of general government trouble-shooter, it would seem as the best…

Statement

I am honoured and delighted to be reappointed as Minister for Health. Every day I see the amazing work of our doctors, nurses and medical researchers in helping to protect patients and save lives. Our task as a Government will be to support our patients and medical community in the ongoing implementation of the Long…

Funding Vital Medical Research

The Liberal National Government will funding 10 highly promising research projects that aim to tackle medical conditions such as epilepsy, dementia, antibiotic resistance, cerebral palsy and stroke. The projects, funded under Stage One of the bold Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative, will receive funding of up to $1 million each over one year…

$81.5 million for new cancer, mental health, and heart failure services in Western Australia

The Morrison Government will provide $81.5 million to support Western Australians with cancer, mental health issues and chronic heart failure These new initiatives will improve the lives of Western Australians in need, providing much needed support and hope. Our strong economic management means we can provide record investment in these initiatives, Medicare, public hospitals and…

Pensioners and low income earners to pay back thousands under Labor’s $115 million cut to private health insurance – how much will they cut next?

Labor has confirmed that it will slash the patient rebate for private health insurance by $115 million on 1 July 2019 forcing hundreds of thousands of Australians to pay back their rebate or forcing up the cost of the cover by over up to 16%. This will hit pensioners, people earning under $50,000 a year…

$9.6 million for Children’s Cancer

A re-elected Morrison Government will commit $9.6 million to ensure children with cancer have the best chance in survival through a range of clinical trials and research projects. The funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research (EPCD) initiative will be provided to the Children’s Cancer Foundation to ensure…