Competitive grants of up to $1 million to turn medical discoveries into clinical reality

Cutting edge researchers and entrepreneurs can receive up to $1 million from the Morrison Government to develop their breakthrough medical devices to improve patient care.   The third round of funding from the Government’s $45 million BioMedTech (MBT) Horizons initiative, funded by our landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will open on 15 October.   This…

ABC Radio interview with Cathy Van Extel

E&OE…                       Topics: Mental Health; Antibiotics repeats; Legalising Euthanasia; Turkish Offensive in Syria.   CATHY VAN EXTEL: Nearly half the Australian population will have a mental health condition in their lifetime and in any one year, about a million adult suffer depression.   Today marks World Mental Health Day. Greg Hunt is the Federal Health…

World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day. It is an opportunity to talk and think about how we perceive mental illness in Australia, including removing any stigma around it.   One in five Australians is affected by mental illness each year, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.   Supporting mental health and suicide prevention…

National headspace Day 2019

Today is National headspace Day, which puts the issue of young Australians’ mental health in the spotlight.   The day draws attention to a significant national issue and encourages young people to discuss their mental health, and take steps to improve their wellbeing.   About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a…

$8 million for ground-breaking clinical trials

The Morrison Government is investing $8 million in world-class clinical trials focusing on conditions affecting the heart, preterm baby lungs, the brain, infection control and dementia. Five Australian-led trials will receive funding from the Government’s Medical Research Future Fund International Clinical Trial Collaborations program. Researchers at the University of Western Australia will receive $1.8 million…