National strategy to increase breastfeeding

The Morrison Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding. The Strategy, which has been endorsed by all States and Territories through the COAG Health Council, provides an enduring policy framework for all Governments to provide a supportive and enabling…

CAR-T Cell Cancer Therapy to Save Lives

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments work together to make CAR-T Cell Therapy available to patients CAR-T Cell Therapy is one of the most expensive treatments ever to be brought to Australia More than 95 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every day   The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have worked together to bring the revolutionary, life-saving…

Labor caught misleading on MRI licences

Labor’s Anthony Albanese and Chris Bowen have both been caught out misleading the Australian public.   During an Adelaide radio interview today the Leader of the Opposition stated Labor only provided Medicare licences for MRI’s to public hospitals when in office.   ALP Claim: ~31 July 2019 – ALBANESE… “when Labor was in office that…

Interview with Radio 2moro – Arabic

E&OE…   Topics: New PBS listings; Medicare and private health insurance.   SUZAN HOURANI: The Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced PBS listings of drugs that will make the lives of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and a number of other conditions such as brain tumour and inflammatory disease easier.   It’s good…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $56 million investment in Cancer and Inflammatory Disease medicines, Minister Angus Taylor.   KATIE ALLEN: I’m Katie Allen. I’m the Member for Higgins and we’re here at Cabrini Hospital.   I’m very proud to be part of an announcement being made today by Minister Greg Hunt. It’s about protecting lives, saving lives…

$56 million investment in Cancer and Inflammatory Disease medicines

The Morrison Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.   Under the PBS, treatment for brain tumours, leukaemia and inflammatory disease of the large blood vessels will be available to patients…

2GB interview with Steve Price

E&OE…             Topics: Private Health Insurance.   STEVE PRICE: A lot of debate, and a lot of it centres around the fact that youngsters are not signing up to private health insurance.   Well, the Federal Health Minister has ruled out, as I just mentioned, the scrapping of Medicare.   It was used as a…