Updated guidelines to support best practice care for domestic violence

The Morrison Government is investing $300,000 to update clinical guidelines to help general practitioners to better recognise and respond to family and domestic violence.   The funding will support the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to update the Whitebook – Abuse and violence: Working with our patients in general practice – with the…

COVID-19: Support for children and young people

The Morrison Government is investing $550,000 over two years to support children and young people who have a parent or guardian with a mental illness.   One in five Australians aged 16-85 experiences a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depression, anxiety and substance use disorder.   Children of parents…

$9.9 million for research to improve life for brain cancer survivors

The medical, functional and psychosocial needs of people who have survived brain cancer will be studied in a major three-year research project funded by the Morrison Government.   Almost 2,000 Australians a year are now diagnosed with brain cancer, and while brain cancer accounts for just 1.4 per cent of all cancers in Australia, it…

$23 million investment for prostate cancer nurse program

Thousands of Australian men with prostate cancer and their families will benefit from an expansion of the Australian Government’s Prostate Cancer Nurses Program.   The Government is investing $23 million in the program through the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia over the next three years to support existing prostate cancer nurses and place specialist nurses.…

Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with David Speers

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; BLM protests; Indigenous infant mortality rates; Indigenous health research announcement; New Zealand approach to COVID-19; The COVIDSafe app; Opening international borders; Australia’s preparedness for a second wave; Efforts to produce a COVID-19 vaccine. DAVID SPEERS: Minister, welcome to the program. GREG HUNT: Morning, David. DAVID SPEERS: Let’s just start on this…

Government to invest almost $35 million in Indigenous health projects including Indigenous blindness, deafness and chronic kidney disease

The Morrison Government will invest almost $35 million in 42 key research projects in areas such as ending avoidable indigenous deafness, ending avoidable indigenous blindness, and helping to eradicate chronic kidney disease.   As part of this funding, the Government is investing $14.44 million from the first grant round of the Indigenous Health Research Fund…

National Blood Donor Week: 14–20 June 2020

The Australian Government is using National Blood Donor Week to call on people who have recovered from COVID-19 to help in the search for treatments for the virus. The Government encourages people who have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 to consider donating plasma to assist with the search for suitable treatment options. People…

More essential support for Australian patients through community pharmacy

Australians will have better access to subsidised medicines and medication management services through community pharmacy with the Morrison Government finalising a Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA).   Under this landmark agreement, our Government will continue to partner with community pharmacy to ensure Australians have access to more than 200 million subsidised Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE…                       Topics: Black Lives Matter protests in Australia, maintaining mass gathering restrictions.   PETA CREDLIN: Well over the weekend as you all saw right around the country, thousands took part in rallies branded Black Lives Matter, despite health advice from some of the country’s leading medical experts to stay home.   Well now the…