World Hepatitis Day: Australia on track to eliminate hepatitis C

On World Hepatitis Day, Australia remains on track to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. The Morrison Government is investing more than $45 million in five National Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections strategies–including hepatitis B and C–to save lives and protect lives. Hepatitis is preventable, treatable, and in the…

Statement – Vale Dr Harry Nespolon

On behalf of the Australian Government, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Harry Nespolon, who passed away on Sunday night.   As President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for the past two years, Dr Nespolon worked very closely with myself and the Government.   He…

$10,000 for Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula

The Australian Government is continuing to support the health and wellbeing of men on the Mornington Peninsula through two grants under the 20th funding round of the National Shed Development Programme. The Safety Beach Dromana Men’s Shed and the Western Port Men’s Shed will share in $10,686 worth of funding for projects including the installation…

$500,000 investment in Men’s Sheds across Australia

121 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in the latest funding round of the National Shed Development Programme, thanks to the Morrison Government. Men’s Sheds help men find social support, while being engaged in meaningful community projects. The Government is committed to supporting Men’s Sheds and encouraging men to meet regularly, support each…

$27 million to boost research in preventive and public health

The Morrison Government continues to invest in vital research to help promote better health and prevent people from getting ill. Our Government is investing $27 million in 22 preventive and public health projects through the landmark $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). This funding will enable research teams across Australia to look at new…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; Vaccine development; Victoria aged care response; Aged care meeting held Friday night; Aged care response centre; COVID vaccine developments; Economic Statement and travel; Minister’s Payne and Reynolds in Washington next week. GREG HUNT: I want to start by thanking all Australians, but especially all Victorians and people in the greater Melbourne…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 response update; ADF Deployment; PPE; Aged care support update; Wangaratta Hospital; St Basil’s in Fawkner; Contingency reserve, Delivery of test results; Isolating after test; Budget outlook; Partner rules for women giving birth.   GREG HUNT: Thank-you everybody and welcome here today, I’m joined by Professor Alison McMillan, The Chief Nursing and…

Transcript – Sunrise interview with Sam Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, People with symptoms not self-isolating and not self-isolating once they’ve been tested; aged care facility concerns.   SAM ARMYTAGE: Now as we’ve heard, there are some questions to be answered about why so many Victorians have not been self-isolating while they wait for COVID test results.   The…

Medical Research Future Fund now worth $20 billion

The Morrison Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has reached maturity at $20 billion – an unprecedented investment that will provide ongoing sustainable funding for ground breaking health and medical research.   The MRFF is an ongoing research fund announced by our Government in the 2014-15 budget. The target was to grow the MRFF…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Victorian COVID-19 outbreak; Commonwealth support for Victoria; mandatory mask wearing; hotel quarantine; AHPPC advice; childcare changes. GREG HUNT: This has been the darkest winter for so many Australians, and yet there are real lights of hope. We know today’s numbers will be distressing for so many Australians because these are not just numbers,…