REMARKS AND DOORSTOP – MELBOURNE

E&OE…                        Topics: More support for Australia’s world-class medical researchers, Australia Day, abortion services in Tasmania, Kristina Keneally [Remarks] GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Professor Kathryn North, to Professor Martin Delatycki, to Professor Adam Vogel from the University of Melbourne, to Louise Corben, who’s…

$110 million additional investment in child and youth mental health

The Turnbull Government is continuing to build on record levels of investment in mental health services with an additional $110 million to extend and expand mental health programs for young Australians. We know that around four million Australians experience a mental health condition every year.  And people of all ages can be affected – either…

Interview with Warren Moore – 2GB

E&OE…                        Topics: Out-of-pocket expenses, Medicare, PBS, codeine, gang crime in Melbourne  WARREN MOORE:  I’m joined by the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Thanks for your time, Minister.  GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure. Good afternoon and a Happy New Year.  WARREN MOORE: Well, another year…

Expert committee to consider out-of-pocket medical costs

The Turnbull Government will work with the medical profession to address the large and sometimes unanticipated out-of-pocket medical fees some patients face.  A new expert committee chaired by the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, will investigate out-of-pocket costs and options to ensure that consumers are better informed of fees before agreeing to treatment.…

National Coastal Safety Report is an important reminder for everyone to be alert and cautious in the water this summer

The Turnbull Government is today launching Surf Life Saving Australia’s 2017 National Coastal Safety Report – which found that 116 people died from drowning around the Australian coastline in 2016-17.  While this was down from the previous year, it was 10.5 per cent higher than 2014-15.  It’s a timely reminder for swimmers of all abilities…