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…

Sunrise interview with David Koch

E&OE…                       Topics: Cheaper medicines for over 500,000 patients; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme price reductions; expanding the expiry date of prescriptions.   DAVID KOCH: Now, changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will see more than half a million Aussie patients get cheaper medicines.   The plan, which comes into effect tomorrow, will cut the price of…

ABC Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding for childhood cancer; new medication for short bowel syndrome; new initiatives for regional healthcare access; children’s anxiety over climate change; Australia’s emissions; Plastics in the ocean; Vaping; ACT cannabis legislation, W.A assisted dying; Liberal Party spill books; Frydenberg, Liu court of disputed returns.   JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is the…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Inaugural Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness; Cannabis legalisation in the ACT   OWEN FINEGAN: Just obviously first going to welcome all the stakeholders on behalf of the Kids’ Cancer Project. It’s been a really exciting three or four years for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September and really excited about the announcement today…