Help on the way for lung cancer patients

Hundreds of families across Australia will save close to $90,000 each year from a $96 million investment our Government is making to ensure lung cancer medicine is affordable. Help is on the way for around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer with our Government listing Tagrisso®  (Osimertinib) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February. Patients would pay…

$3 million for digital alcohol harm reduction program

The Liberal National Government will provide $3 million for a program that will help more than 20,000 Australians reduce their alcohol intake ­­­­safely, conveniently and anonymously.   Hello Sunday Morning is an online community of people supporting each other to change their behaviour around alcohol and their Daybreak Program is a treatment and early invention…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $10 million to boost bowel cancer screening participation   GREG HUNT: It’s an absolute privilege to be here today at St Vincent’s Hospital. This is not just one of Victoria’s great hospitals, but one of the great hospitals in Australia, and arguably the Southern Hemisphere.   It is an institution with a…

$10 million to boost bowel cancer screening participation

The Liberal National Government will invest $10 million in an advertising blitz to boost participation in the free and life-saving National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.   Cancer Council Australia will use TV, radio, social media and outdoor advertising throughout 2019 to help people better understand the benefits of bowel cancer screening and encourage more people…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security; national safety, Brexit.   GREG HUNT: It’s great to be here at My Place in Pakenham with Jason Wood, the Member for Latrobe, Graeme Moore, the mayor of Cardinia, with Lucy Brogden, the chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Kiera…

Today interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security; vaccination – measles; Australia Day.   DEBORAH KNIGHT: Now funding for mental health services will see a major boost with the government this morning announcing a record $1.45 billion for the sector over the next three years.   Health Minister Greg…

$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security

The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services. The funding will be provided through our Government’s innovative 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which are independent regional health organisations that commission health services, including mental health,…

Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $25 million for a new medicines discovery centre; Steve Martin – Seat of Indi; Third Runway at Melbourne Airport.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute with Professor Doug Hilton, the director of the institute, and the amazing medical researchers such as Helene Jousset,…

$25 million for a new medicines discovery centre

The Liberal National Government is providing $25 million to help establish a new national Drug Discovery Centre that aims to turn scientific discoveries into new medicines faster.   The centre, at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, will help bring lifesaving medicines to patients with the help of advanced robotic gear.  …

2GB Radio interview with Steve Price

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health   STEVE PRICE: I think mental health of Australians is one of our biggest challenges.   I spoke yesterday and again I mentioned it this morning – the mental health of our returned veterans.   Post-traumatic stress disorder is a really huge issue,…