Rosebud Hospital to benefit from $24.6 million regional cancer trials

I am delighted to announce that residents on the Mornington Peninsula will soon be able to undergo trials to treat cancer and rare diseases closer to home thanks to the Morrison Government.   The Liberal National Government is providing almost $25 million so Australians with cancer and rare diseases have access to clinical trials no…

5AA Interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans; Dental   LEON BYNER: Out-of-pocket costs for procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, are expected to fall.   It’s ending a 20-year freeze on Medicare payments – 20 years for radiology services – and the Government are announcing rebates which are due for an…

$200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans

The Liberal National Government will help reduce the out of pocket medical expenses for Australian families needing life-saving scans like ultrasounds and X-rays with an almost $200 million investment For the first time in 20 years the indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items will be expanded to all ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services over…

$400,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Liberal National Government is funding 99 Men’s Sheds across the country to boost the health and wellbeing of over 3700 men in their communities.   I am delighted to announce that 99 Men’s Sheds across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland will share in a total of $400,000 in…

$150 million for stem cell medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing $150 million to advance stem cell research that could potentially grow kidneys, repair damaged spinal cords and cure dementia.   The establishment of the $150 million 10-year Australian Stem Cell Therapies Mission, funded through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will enable the momentum around stem cell science…

Doorstop – Melbourne

Topics: $50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research; homecare packages; Flinders; federal election   GREG HUNT: It’s a privilege today to be here at the Alfred Hospital.   The trauma unit here is not just one of the finest in Australia but undoubtedly one of the finest in the world. I’m very drawn to…

$50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research

The Liberal National Government is providing $50 million for nationally co-ordinated medical research to improve the recovery of patients with a traumatic brain injury.   More than 20,000 Australians are hospitalised with traumatic brain injury every year.   In an Australian-first, our Government is providing dedicated funding for research into traumatic brain injury. The funding,…

Health portfolio boards more than 50 per cent female

The Liberal National Government is pleased to announce that ministerial board appointments in the health portfolio have reached more than 50 per cent female for the very first time as Professor Dorothy Keefe is appointed the new CEO of Cancer Australia.   As we mark International Women’s Day, I am delighted to announce that health…

New malaria vaccine clinical trials aims to globally eradicate the disease

The Liberal National Government will support clinical trials to test the effectiveness of a world-first malaria vaccine in an attempt to globally eradicate the deadly disease.   Rotary clubs around Australia have been fundraising for the Malaria Vaccine Project through a campaign known as Rotary Against Malaria.   The Rotary clubs have raised $500,000 and…