Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   ALAN JONES: As you know the federal government has announced, Scott Morrison, a royal commission into the aged care sector. I think this new outfit, Scott Morrison and the team are doing a very, very good job. This is timely. He made the announcement yesterday along with…

$1 million for cancer research at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Morrison Government is investing $1 million to expand a rare cancers clinical trial being conducted by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute to reach patients living in regional areas.   The trial is focused on three rare cancers – gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine and genitourinary – and involves the immunotherapy drugs Ipilimumab and Nivolumab.   The…

$48 million investment in cancer treatments on PBS

The Morrison Government will invest $48 million to list new treatments for lymphoma and multiple myeloma on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), benefiting hundreds of patients and saving families up to $100,000 a year.   From October 1 around 700 patients with untreated advanced follicular lymphoma – a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – will no…

$106 million boost to support older Australians with better care

The Morrison Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.   Australia’s tough new aged care cop – the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission – will receive a further $16 million to police quality, boost specialist…

Critical private health insurance legislation passes Parliament

Private health insurance will be simpler and more affordable with critical legislation passing Parliament today which delivers a wide ranging package of reforms which were announced last year.   I welcome the bi-partisan support shown by Labor in supporting these important reforms.   Insurers will now able to discount hospital insurance premiums for 18 to…

Interview With Sabra Lane – ABC AM

E&OE…                       Topics: Domestic violence and mental health support services, $10 million to fund six new rare cancer and rare disease clinical trials, increasing the number of women in Parliament   SABRA LANE: The federal government set aside $10 million to fund six new clinical trials to test new treatments for rare diseases and injury.…

New law to protect patients against medicine shortages

The supply of critical and life-saving medicine to Australian patients will now be protected with the Parliament passing the Morrison Government’s landmark legislation last night.   Under the new law, medicine companies will now have to report shortages of important medicines as soon as they occur.   In addition, if a critical drug is being…

$10 million for six new clinical trials

The Morrison Government is investing $10 million to fund six new rare cancer and rare disease  clinical trials focused on turning the tide on low survival through testing new treatments.   This funding will support patients who are facing a terrible battle against some of the most deadly cancers and diseases.   The aim is…

Interview With Jayne Azzopardi – Weekend Today

E&OE…                       Topics: More support for women with endometriosis; women in politics; electricity prices   JAYNE AZZOPARDI: Now to the Federal Government’s announcement this morning of more support for women living with endometriosis. The aim is to help the 10 per cent of Australian women who are diagnosed with the condition in the workplace.  …

More support for women with endometriosis this Women’s Health Week

The Morrison Government will provide more support for women with endometriosis by helping educate employers, doctors and nurses on managing this common but little known condition that affects over 700,000 Australian women.   Safe Work Australia will develop workplace-specific materials to educate employers on the prevalence and impact of endometriosis, so that they are better-equipped…