Doorstop – Brisbane

E&OE…                        Topics: $1.2 million in funding to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance in aged care facilities; $1.3 million funding for a revolutionary artificial heart technology TREVOR EVANS: Well good morning everybody. It’s great to be here in sunny Brisbane, hosting the Health Minister,…

Protecting older Australians in aged care facilities

The Turnbull Government is taking further action to protect older Australians, with an investment of nearly $2 million going into research to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance in aged care facilities. Antibiotic resistance in Australia has meant some infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat, leaving healthcare professionals with limited, or in some rare…

Genomics Health Futures Mission expert advisory committee appointed

The Turnbull Government has appointed an expert advisory committee for the landmark Genomics Health Futures Mission led by of Professor Ian Frazer AC. The $500 million Australian Genomics Health Futures Mission is the centrepiece of the Government’s $1.3 billion National Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan announced in the 2018-19 Budget.     The 13–member Genomics…

AFL superstar joins push to get more Aussies into clinical trials

The Turnbull Government is launching a national awareness campaign to get to get more Australians into ground-breaking clinical trials, opening up access to life-saving new medicines and treatments. The Helping Our Health awareness campaign will be led by four-time AFL premiership player and Hawthorn Football Club Captain, Jarryd Roughead. Roughhead will be the official ambassador…

Remarks – University of Melbourne 2018 Dean’s Lecture: The future of mental health policy

E&OE… Topics: The Turnbull Government’s mental health policies; the extension of the National Suicide Prevention Trial with a further $13 million investment; record mental health funding in the Budget. GREG HUNT: Thank you Professor Kapur for your kind words.  Good afternoon everyone. Early yesterday morning as I was thinking through today’s lecture, I heard the…

Draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis released for consultation

The Turnbull Government has today released the initial draft National Action Plan for Endometriosis and called for further public input. The draft plan was developed with endometriosis patient advocates, researchers and clinicians from around Australia earlier this year. This first draft of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis is now open for public consultation. I…