Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: New medicines to be listed on the PBS; David Roberts   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here today at the Royal North Shore Private Hospital with Trent Zimmerman, Member for North Sydney, Professor Stephen Clarke, Dr Matthew Greenwood and Bill Petch who is from the Leukaemia Foundation.   We’re really thrilled…

Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention Phase Two officially launched

The Morrison Government has taken another important step in its ‘Towards Zero’ suicide prevention goal, with phase two of the Black Dog Institute’s Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP II) officially launched in Sydney today.   Supported by a $2.5 million Government investment, the Centre’s research will focus on the early detection of…

$55 million investment to give new hope to Australians living with rare cancers

Australians suffering from debilitating rare cancers and diseases will experience new hope, thanks to the largest investment in clinical trials in any single round in Australian history.   Through its landmark Medical Research Future Fund, the Morrison Government is investing $55 million to research rare cancers and diseases.   Under the round, the Government is…

Towards Zero Forum – suicide prevention

A landmark forum in Canberra today has moved Australia a step closer to a coordinated, national approach to suicide prevention.   The forum brought together people from diverse community organisations, the health and government sectors, and people with lived experience.   Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, attended the forum, and…

$500,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the Men’s Shed movement with today’s announcement of successful grant recipients under the National Shed Development Programme. In the latest round, 135 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in grants that will help buy tools and equipment, maintain infrastructure, coordinate training and host community activities about…

Doorstop – Darwin (NACCHO Conference)

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding model for Indigenous health; Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund; Illness outbreak.   GREG HUNT: It’s just a privilege to be here at the NACCHO Conference with Donnella, with Pat, with Senator Sam McMahon.   We’ve made an announcement today of a new funding model agreed by and with NACCHO and Indigenous…