Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $12 million to combat prostate cancer; Julie Bishop; gender representation in the Liberal Party.   GREG HUNT: I’m really delighted to be here today at Movember headquarters with Paul Villanti and the extraordinary team. People such as Alan and Rob and Joe, who are all prostate cancer survivors and thrivers.   This…

$12 million to combat prostate cancer

The Morrison Government and Movember Foundation are teaming up to combat prostate cancer by investing $12 million into ground-breaking new research aimed at reversing the significant number of deaths caused by the disease.   Prostate cancer is Australia’s second most deadly cancer, claiming the lives of around 3,500 men in 2018. It is a complex disease…

New appointments to drive better mental health support

The National Mental Health Commission advisory board will be strengthened with the appointment of four new members who will continue to drive better support for the four million Australians who experience some form of chronic or episodic mental health condition each year   I am pleased to announce that Ms Kerry Hawkins, Professor Maree Teesson…

$9 million boost for youth mental health

The Morrison Government will invest $9 million to boost mental health support for young Australians through Orygen’s National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.   The funding will support Orygen work in delivering more research to support better services and treatment for young people, as well as the development of new clinical services, education…

More support for children living with type 1 diabetes

The Morrison Government will invest $6 million to better support children living with diabetes, with the launch of a new program across Australian schools.   The Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools program will support around 6,000 children living with the condition by providing a training and education program for teachers on the management of…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Honey; Orkambi listed on the PBS for cystic fibrosis patients; medications for rheumatoid arthritis and ADHD listed on the PBS.    LEON BYNER: Let’s welcome the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. And Greg, before I talk about the PBS, what’s your take on this very big breaking story today that much of…

Interview with Ray Hadley – 2GB

E&OE…                       Topics: Orkambi listed on the PBS for cystic fibrosis patients   RAY HADLEY: Now, back in May, I was absolutely overwhelmed by people getting in touch with me about cystic fibrosis and medication for cystic fibrosis, in particular, one known as Orkambi. Now, I got email after email after email and given that…

Landmark Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Listed

The Morrison Government will subsidise a life-changing cystic fibrosis medicine which significantly extends the lives of patients while saving families up to a quarter of a million dollars a year.   Orkambi® will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 October 2018 for all patients over the age of 6 years who…

Thousands benefit from ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis treatment

From today, the Morrison Government will make medicines that treat rheumatoid arthritis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cheaper, with new additions to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on September 1. Over 400,000 Australians suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease that targets the lining of joints and causes inflammation and joint damage resulting…