Today interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security; vaccination – measles; Australia Day.   DEBORAH KNIGHT: Now funding for mental health services will see a major boost with the government this morning announcing a record $1.45 billion for the sector over the next three years.   Health Minister Greg…

$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security

The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services. The funding will be provided through our Government’s innovative 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which are independent regional health organisations that commission health services, including mental health,…

Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $25 million for a new medicines discovery centre; Steve Martin – Seat of Indi; Third Runway at Melbourne Airport.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute with Professor Doug Hilton, the director of the institute, and the amazing medical researchers such as Helene Jousset,…

$25 million for a new medicines discovery centre

The Liberal National Government is providing $25 million to help establish a new national Drug Discovery Centre that aims to turn scientific discoveries into new medicines faster.   The centre, at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, will help bring lifesaving medicines to patients with the help of advanced robotic gear.  …

2GB Radio interview with Steve Price

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health   STEVE PRICE: I think mental health of Australians is one of our biggest challenges.   I spoke yesterday and again I mentioned it this morning – the mental health of our returned veterans.   Post-traumatic stress disorder is a really huge issue,…

Dollar for dollar fundraiser leads to MND breakthrough

The Liberal National Government has today welcomed news of a medical research breakthrough that could soon benefit 2,000 Australians living with motor neurone disease (MND).   MND is a condition where the nerve cells that control the muscles that allow people to move, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally, the nerve cells eventually…

Doorstop – Headspace Frankston

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; cane toads; national child sex offender register; Saudi Arabian girl in Bangkok; Labor’s attack on retiree income – franking credits.   JASON TRETHOWAN: Well, thanks very much ladies and gentlemen, thanks very much everyone.   We’d like to commence the proceedings by first…

ABC interview with Paul Kennedy

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; Sex Offenders Register; Saudi Teen in Thailand   PAUL KENNEDY: To federal politics now and the Government is pledging an extra $47 million for mental health services. For more we’re joined by the Health Minister Greg Hunt from Mount Martha on Victoria’s magnificent…

ABC interview with Meshel Laurie

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; beyondblue   MESHEL LAURIE: We welcome to the program Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Hi Greg.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Meshel.   MESHEL LAURIE: Hey, great news today. Can you please tell the listeners who haven’t caught up with it yet…

Sunrise interview with Matt Doran and Edwina Bartholomew

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; superannuation   MATT DORAN: The Government is investing a further $47 million to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians. One in four young Aussies aged 16 to 24 experience mental illness in any given year.   EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW: It is a huge…