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…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: Nation Action Plan for Endometriosis and funding to implement it; My Health Record   PROFESSOR JASON ABBOTT: So, thanks everyone for coming today. I’m just going to explain a little bit about endometriosis. Endometriosis is a complex pelvic disease that affects the female reproductive system and can cause pain and infertility. It’s…

National action on endometriosis to help thousands of Australian women

The Turnbull Government will today release Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis to improve the quality of life of patients through better treatment, diagnosis, and aiming to ultimately find a cure. The Plan outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.…