Transcript – Canberra doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Medicinal cannabis, Coalition’s commitment to strong national security GREG HUNT: I'm going to make a brief statement about the vote in the Senate today to remove the safeguards and to remove the protections against unsafe medicinal cannabis. Let me say this, this is a deeply concerning and disappointing decision. Mr Shorten and others…

Supporting medical innovation to deliver better health for Australians

The Turnbull Government is providing $5.2 million to support researchers and small and medium start-up businesses to deliver innovative health and medical breakthroughs, and better health outcomes for Australians. For many years, Australia has had an enviable international reputation for delivering ground-breaking health and medical research outcomes that make a real difference to the lives…

Transcript – Press Conference Brisbane

E&OE… Topics: $5.2 million to support medical research and medical breakthroughs; Labor’s hospital funding lie IAN FRASER: My name is Professor Ian Fraser and I’m here in my capacity as chair of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board, advisory to the Minister Greg Hunt on the use of the Medical Research Future Fund. And it’s…

Transcript – Doorstop Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Coalition’s commitment to public hospitals and private health insurance, Labor’s plan to scrap the private health insurance rebate. GREG HUNT: I just want to respond to a story in the papers this morning about private health insurance and public hospitals. The story does not reflect Government policy. It will not be Government policy.…

Providing $47 million for suicide prevention work across Australia

The Turnbull Government will provide a $47 million boost to front-line services for suicide prevention and directly address a growing community need. Services will be available right across Australia and will include training for at risk families and support groups, face-to-face support for individuals in need, training for emergency response services and support for communities…