Interview with John Stanley – 2GB Mornings

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; rural and regional health services   JOHN STANLEY: Minister, good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, John.   JOHN STANLEY: So, we hear big lumps of money and that’s a very impressive sounding lump – $1.26 billion. What will it actually produce for people?  …

ABC Radio interview with Ali Moore

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; $500 million National Health and Medical Research Council grants; Population Growth; Israel   ALI MOORE: Today, there’s a meeting in Adelaide of state and territory leaders and quite a few things are on the agenda, including health with an offer of extra funding. Greg Hunt…

Million Minds Mission first round grants now open

Submissions are now open for the first roll out of grants under the Liberal National Governments Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, aimed at developing new approaches to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat mental illness.   The priorities of the first $25 million round of funding will be child and youth mental health, Aboriginal and…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: More than $500 million for medical research projects   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce a more than $500 million investment in over 680 medical research projects, projets such as – we’ve seen here at Monash University where they will be taking statins and re-purposing them to see that we can help…

More than $500 million research boost to improve lives

The Liberal National Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.   A total of 682 grants will be funded, totalling more than $526 million, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The funding announced today…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                         Topics: $33.8 million Beyond Blue funding announcement; first dedicated Medicare item for eating disorder; Nauru; Newspoll   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce $33.8 million for Beyond Blue’s national anxiety and depression initiative.   In particular this is about ensuring that people who have the greatest need, have the greatest support and Beyond…

Interview with ABC Breakfast – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: First dedicated Medicare item for eating disorders; pill testing; My Health Record   ROBBIE BUCK: Well there was a big announcement over the weekend to do with eating disorders in Australia and funding to try and help those who are suffering from eating disorders.   The federal government’s just announced that for…

$34 million to support Beyond Blue

The Liberal National Government will support those who suffer from depression and anxiety by providing $33.8 million to help fund Beyond Blue programs.   This funding will ensure that the organisation can continue to provide Australians with information to recognise the effects of depression and anxiety, and effective strategies to help if they are someone…

Landmark Medicare support for Australians living with an eating disorder

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will help tens of thousands of Australians living with an eating disorder to access life-saving treatment with a landmark $115 million package. For the first time, those Australians with severe eating disorders will now be able to access a comprehensive treatment plan under Medicare. Patients will be able to access…