5AA Interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans; Dental   LEON BYNER: Out-of-pocket costs for procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, are expected to fall.   It’s ending a 20-year freeze on Medicare payments – 20 years for radiology services – and the Government are announcing rebates which are due for an…

$150 million for stem cell medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing $150 million to advance stem cell research that could potentially grow kidneys, repair damaged spinal cords and cure dementia.   The establishment of the $150 million 10-year Australian Stem Cell Therapies Mission, funded through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will enable the momentum around stem cell science…

$1.2 million for Indigenous youth health in Victoria through the Real Healthy Program

The Liberal National Government will provide $1.2 million to help hundreds of young Aboriginal people in Victoria to lead healthier lives, with a focus on nutrition, fitness, wellbeing and mental health.   The funding will support the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) to establish three regional Real Healthy hubs in Melbourne, Mildura and Albury Wodonga, providing…

Doorstop – Melbourne

Topics: $50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research; homecare packages; Flinders; federal election   GREG HUNT: It’s a privilege today to be here at the Alfred Hospital.   The trauma unit here is not just one of the finest in Australia but undoubtedly one of the finest in the world. I’m very drawn to…