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 Turnbull 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

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…

$1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal National Government will improve the health and care of patients across the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast, with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said that this will provide more doctors, more nurses and more services in every state and territory.…

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…

Million Minds Mission first round grants now open

Submissions are now open for the first roll out of grants under the Liberal National Governments Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, aimed at developing new approaches to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat mental illness.   The priorities of the first $25 million round of funding will be child and youth mental health, Aboriginal and…

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…

More than $500 million research boost to improve lives

The Liberal National Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.   A total of 682 grants will be funded, totalling more than $526 million, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The funding announced today…

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…