Doorstop – Brisbane

E&OE…                       Topics: Boosting support for older Australians with a $550 million aged care package   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Luke and to Paul and the invitation to be here in Petrie and in BallyCara, in particular.   Luke, I have to acknowledge is, exactly as Carrie-Anne said,  one of the hardest working…

2GB interview with John Stanley

E&OE…                       Topics: Boosting support for older Australians   JOHN STANLEY: The government is announcing a significant increase in spending on older Australians; we know about the aged care issue.   I did mention earlier in the program that there’s a number which I’ve heard, which is that there are 1000 people turning 85 every…

ABC interview with Steve Austin

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; More than $500 million for medical research projects; Queensland health funding   STEVE AUSTIN: The federal government, the Health Minister, the Prime Minister announced $1.5 billion plus extra money for health at the Council of Australian Governments Meeting today. The federal government argues the extra…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: More than $500 million for medical research projects; first dedicated Medicare item for eating disorder; $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program   LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to the federal Health Minister, and wish him merry Christmas, Greg Hunt. Hi.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Leon.   LEON BYNER: Tell me, first…

Interview with John Stanley – 2GB Mornings

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; rural and regional health services   JOHN STANLEY: Minister, good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, John.   JOHN STANLEY: So, we hear big lumps of money and that’s a very impressive sounding lump – $1.26 billion. What will it actually produce for people?  …

ABC Radio interview with Ali Moore

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; $500 million National Health and Medical Research Council grants; Population Growth; Israel   ALI MOORE: Today, there’s a meeting in Adelaide of state and territory leaders and quite a few things are on the agenda, including health with an offer of extra funding. Greg Hunt…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: More than $500 million for medical research projects   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce a more than $500 million investment in over 680 medical research projects, projets such as – we’ve seen here at Monash University where they will be taking statins and re-purposing them to see that we can help…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                         Topics: $33.8 million Beyond Blue funding announcement; first dedicated Medicare item for eating disorder; Nauru; Newspoll   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce $33.8 million for Beyond Blue’s national anxiety and depression initiative.   In particular this is about ensuring that people who have the greatest need, have the greatest support and Beyond…

Interview with ABC Breakfast – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: First dedicated Medicare item for eating disorders; pill testing; My Health Record   ROBBIE BUCK: Well there was a big announcement over the weekend to do with eating disorders in Australia and funding to try and help those who are suffering from eating disorders.   The federal government’s just announced that for…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: 2018 year in review.   JOURNALIST: It’s the last day of parliament sitting today for the year; do you think your government has achieved what it set out to?   GREG HUNT: 2018 has been about saving lives and protecting lives in health.   In mental health, what we’ve seen is major…