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…

Investing $5.9 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Turnbull Government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to help tackle the threat of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments. Resistance results in standard medical treatments such as antibiotics, antivirals or anti-malarials becoming ineffective, allowing infections to persist and possibly spread. Infections…