6PR interview with Jane Marwick

E&OE…                       Topics: $185 million for dementia and ageing medical research; CAR-T Therapy; private healthcare premiums; pill testing at festivals   JANE MARWICK: So a couple of big announcements from the federal Health Minister who joins me now. He is Greg Hunt. Minister, good morning, welcome to the program.   GREG HUNT: And good morning…

Remarks – University of Melbourne 2018 Dean’s Lecture: The future of mental health policy

E&OE… Topics: The Turnbull Government’s mental health policies; the extension of the National Suicide Prevention Trial with a further $13 million investment; record mental health funding in the Budget. GREG HUNT: Thank you Professor Kapur for your kind words.  Good afternoon everyone. Early yesterday morning as I was thinking through today’s lecture, I heard the…

Address at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science Dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, fellow parliamentarians, members of the science and research communities, and to our teachers and our students. It’s my great pleasure to join you tonight in recognising the achievements of the very best of Australian scientists, innovators and science educators. I couldn’t agree more with the Prime Minister about the vital role…

Address to the AFR National Innovation Summit

Doltone House, Sydney ** Check against delivery ** Introduction Thank you Joanne [Joanne Gray, Editor, BOSS, AFR] for that introduction. Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-Chief, The Australian Financial Review; my fellow keynote speakers; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It’s my great pleasure to address the inaugural AFR Innovation Summit. Let me start with a simple proposition –…

Address to the 12th Annual Resource Industry Conference and Trade Expo

Port Pirie, South Australia ** Check against delivery ** Introduction I am delighted to be here today at South Australia’s premier resource industry conference. The Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio is fundamentally about providing people, businesses and communities with the best chance to ensure job security and to create jobs. Both of which are key…