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 – Doorstop – Mount Martha

E&OE…                       Topics: $38 million for diabetes and cardiovascular research, International and domestic COVID vaccination update; Vaccine rollout – open call for general practice vaccinations next week; Emerging strains posing risk to vaccine development; Pregnant women and COVID vaccination; Acting Prime Minister’s comments; Craig Kelly; National approach to traffic light system; Health infrastructure; Vaccine rollout…

$38 million available for research into diabetes, heart disease

Two new medical research centres will be funded by the Morrison Government to produce rapid improvements in preventing, treating and curing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and their complications.   The Government will provide $10 million each for the new research centres ($20 million overall), as well as $18 million to support translational research projects.   Expressions…

$3 million for McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurses

Breast care nurses epitomise what it is to be a national hero and it is with great privilege the Morrison-McCormack Government is able to continue supporting The McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurses with a $3 million investment in 2021.   The funding will support these wonderful Australians as they continue to protect and save the…

Transcript – 7.30 Report interview with Stan Grant

E&OE…                       Topics: Sydney cricket test; Vaccine roadmap; Phase 1A priority recipients; Consideration to mandating mandatory vaccination; Vaccine effectiveness; Herd immunity; UK strain.   STAN GRANT: Minister, thank you so much for your time.   GREG HUNT: Pleasure.   STAN GRANT: There’s a lot to get through today, but I just wanted to start with…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Mark Levy

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccinations; Vaccination rollout timeline, International travel   MARK LEVY: Now, Australia’s rollout of the coronavirus vaccine could begin as early as the beginning of March instead of later in the month as originally planned. The vaccination program is expected to be finished by October.   I spoke to the Prime Minister,…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 cases in NSW and VIC; Commonwealth investment in clinical trial programs.   GREG HUNT: Good afternoon everybody and thank you for joining us today.   Shortly before joining you, I spoke with the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, and he was very heartened in particular both by the level…

$10 million for high potential COVID-19 related clinical trials

By mid-2021, volunteers aged between 18 and 75 years will be recruited for an accelerated clinical trial of two ‘next generation’ vaccines against COVID-19, developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne.   These clinical trials are among six chosen to receive immediate funding totalling $10.1 million from the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…             Topics: Additions to PBS, COVID vaccines, pre-flight testing, hotel quarantine systems, update on new strains.     GREG HUNT: I want to thank Australians for their work and their contribution during what has been a different and, in some cases, difficult Christmas. But it’s been a safe Christmas, and that’s been immensely important.…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Ross Stevenson

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID vaccine distribution announcement; March rollout; University of Queensland COVID vaccine; Priority groups.   ROSS STEVENSON: Well we know the United States, we know parts of Europe now have started distributing and giving out the COVID-19 vaccines.   Australia is going to happen in March, but today some significant news from the…