More support for Australia’s world-class medical researchers

The Turnbull Government is today announcing new grant funding of almost $12 million to provide further support for Australia’s world-class medical researchers. I am delighted to visit the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to announce support for research that will offer new hope for people living with rare ataxia diseases. Ataxia is a rare and debilitating…

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.…