Health

As Minister for Health, Greg is committed to ensuring all Australians are able to see a doctor when they need to and can receive medicine when they are unwell.

Health is about working with our excellent nurses, doctors, researchers, and all our healthcare professionals.

The Morrison Government has a rock solid commitment to Medicare. It is key to Australia’s successful healthcare system.

Mental health is an issue that is particularly important to Greg. He wants to be a strong advocate for greater understanding and community awareness, and to ensure we have the necessary resources to help deal with this very important issue.

Health is essential to ensuring all Australians can lead fulfilling lives.

For more information on what Greg is doing for Health, please visit www.health.gov.au

Transcript – National Press Club Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Health 2030 – Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan and the Vision for a mentally healthier community     SABRA LANE: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the National Press Club of Australia and today’s Westpac address. My name is Sabra Lane; I am the President of the club and…

A New Frontier in Emergency Stroke Care

A team of Melbourne researchers have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant through the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative to develop, test and ultimately implement portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.   The new technologies will better equip first responders and have the potential to transform access…

$13 million to combat tuberculosis in our region

The Australian Government has announced a $13 million commitment to help support global efforts in eradicating one of the world’s most dangerous diseases. Our Government’s investment will help control and eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in the South East Asia and Pacific region, a communicable disease that can cross borders, seas and continents. TB is the world’s…

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…

New Support for People with Severe Mental Illness in the ACT

The Morrison Government has invested more than $1.3 million to help support people living with severe mental illness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).   Funding will be allocated over four years to Capital Health Network, to plan and commission new psychosocial support services.   Psychosocial services will assist people with mental illness who are…

Boosting Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry

The Morrison Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.   MPS, managed through the Department of Industry is awarded to projects which will make a significant contribution in the areas of exports, jobs and industry development, particularly in…

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…

Public Consultation: Mission for Cardiovascular Health

The Morrison Government’s unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health takes the next vital step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 43,500 deaths in Australia each year. One Australian dies of cardiovascular disease every 12 minutes, with one Australian experiencing a…