$375 million for 50 MRI licences

The Liberal National Government will expand its MRI program to 50 new MRI licences, giving patients from all around Australia access to life saving scans.   As we mark World Cancer Day, this investment will allow patients to access Medicare-subsidised lifesaving scans for cancer as well as stroke, heart and other medical conditions.   An…

$54.5 million for type 1 diabetes research

The Liberal National Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.   The funding is provided through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia will receive $25 million…

ABC interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: Flinders; My Health Record   JON FAINE:             Former Liberal but now independent member of the federal parliament Julia Banks has confirmed that she will run in Flinders against the Health Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt.   So that means that Oliver Yates from the Clean Energy Fund is running against…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: $36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease; My Health Record; Electorate of Flinders and Kooyong   GREG HUNT: Look, I’m delighted to be here today joined by obviously Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman, Senator for New South Wales John Wacka Williams, Professor Antony Cooper, who is the lead of the Australian Parkinson’s Mission,…

$36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease

The Liberal National Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvin’s Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition.   Parkinson’s disease is recognised as the second most…

Doorstop – Townsville

E&OE…                       Topics: $5.9 million boost to Townsville drug and alcohol recovery services; Labor’s cuts to Queensland Health Care Funding; James Cook University (JCU)   PHILLIP THOMPSON: I’d like to welcome back to Townsville the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.   It’s a lovely day today, we’ve turned on the weather but it’s nice and…

Doorstop – Mackay

E&OE…                       Topics: $12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland; Rural and Regional Health.   GEORGE CHRISTENSEN: Thanks (inaudible). Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to welcome the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt here today for this major announcement – multi-millions of dollars of new…

$12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland

North Queenslanders will now be able to access a mobile cardiology service with the Liberal National Government announcing $12 million in funding to Heart of Australia.   Funding will support their two mobile specialist clinics and help to provide a third service which will service Northern Queensland and the Cape, bringing the total number communities…

Help on the way for lung cancer patients

Hundreds of families across Australia will save close to $90,000 each year from a $96 million investment our Government is making to ensure lung cancer medicine is affordable. Help is on the way for around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer with our Government listing Tagrisso®  (Osimertinib) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February. Patients would pay…