$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,…

Dollar for dollar fundraiser leads to MND breakthrough

The Liberal National Government has today welcomed news of a medical research breakthrough that could soon benefit 2,000 Australians living with motor neurone disease (MND).   MND is a condition where the nerve cells that control the muscles that allow people to move, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally, the nerve cells eventually…

Doorstop – Headspace Frankston

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; cane toads; national child sex offender register; Saudi Arabian girl in Bangkok; Labor’s attack on retiree income – franking credits.   JASON TRETHOWAN: Well, thanks very much ladies and gentlemen, thanks very much everyone.   We’d like to commence the proceedings by first…

ABC interview with Paul Kennedy

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; Sex Offenders Register; Saudi Teen in Thailand   PAUL KENNEDY: To federal politics now and the Government is pledging an extra $47 million for mental health services. For more we’re joined by the Health Minister Greg Hunt from Mount Martha on Victoria’s magnificent…

ABC interview with Meshel Laurie

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; beyondblue   MESHEL LAURIE: We welcome to the program Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Hi Greg.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Meshel.   MESHEL LAURIE: Hey, great news today. Can you please tell the listeners who haven’t caught up with it yet…

Sunrise interview with Matt Doran and Edwina Bartholomew

E&OE…                       Topics: $47 million for headspace to support youth mental health; superannuation   MATT DORAN: The Government is investing a further $47 million to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians. One in four young Aussies aged 16 to 24 experience mental illness in any given year.   EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW: It is a huge…

$47 million for headspace to support youth mental health

The Liberal National Government will a invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.   About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four…

Support for research to develop kidneys from stem cells

The Liberal National Government is providing nearly $1 million in funding to a medical research project that will use human stem cells to develop kidneys as an alternative for renal replacement.   It is estimated that one in ten Australians will show evidence of chronic kidney disease by 2020, but only one in four patients…

Support for Parkinson’s disease medical research

The Liberal National Government is supporting research that will help us understand the role of cognitive networks in Parkinson’s disease with the hope of leading to better treatment and self-management of the disease.   Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s control of their body movements.   It currently affects…