$10 million for research into precision medicines

The Liberal National Government is investing $10 million in research that will help use a person’s DNA and their environment to help create personalised medicine for a multitude of medical conditions including obesity, autism, and type 2 diabetes.   The funding will go to the Perth-based Australian National Phenome Centre at Murdoch University, which is…

$375 million for 50 MRI licences

The Liberal National Government will expand its MRI program to 50 new MRI licences, giving patients from all around Australia access to life saving scans.   As we mark World Cancer Day, this investment will allow patients to access Medicare-subsidised lifesaving scans for cancer as well as stroke, heart and other medical conditions.   An…

$54.5 million for type 1 diabetes research

The Liberal National Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.   The funding is provided through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia will receive $25 million…

ABC interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: Flinders; My Health Record   JON FAINE:             Former Liberal but now independent member of the federal parliament Julia Banks has confirmed that she will run in Flinders against the Health Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt.   So that means that Oliver Yates from the Clean Energy Fund is running against…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                       Topics: $36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease; My Health Record; Electorate of Flinders and Kooyong   GREG HUNT: Look, I’m delighted to be here today joined by obviously Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman, Senator for New South Wales John Wacka Williams, Professor Antony Cooper, who is the lead of the Australian Parkinson’s Mission,…

$36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease

The Liberal National Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvin’s Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition.   Parkinson’s disease is recognised as the second most…

Medicines for the treatment of psoriasis listed on the PBS

The Liberal National Government will make two new medicines for the treatment of the skin condition psoriasis more affordable, saving patients up to $32,600 per year. The medicine Tremfya® (Guselkumab) is being listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from February 1 for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The medicine would cost around…

Doorstop – Townsville

E&OE…                       Topics: $5.9 million boost to Townsville drug and alcohol recovery services; Labor’s cuts to Queensland Health Care Funding; James Cook University (JCU)   PHILLIP THOMPSON: I’d like to welcome back to Townsville the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.   It’s a lovely day today, we’ve turned on the weather but it’s nice and…

Doorstop – Mackay

E&OE…                       Topics: $12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland; Rural and Regional Health.   GEORGE CHRISTENSEN: Thanks (inaudible). Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to welcome the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt here today for this major announcement – multi-millions of dollars of new…