5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; Walk for Autism   LEON BYNER: So let’s talk to- and thank him for coming on this morning the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon.   LEON BYNER: First of all you’re completely relaxed about the fact that we’ve extended the cut-off point in…

ABC interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record   JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is a Liberal minister in the Scott Morrison government. He’s the federal Minister for Health. He’s also going for his regular fundraising walk through his electorate but has to at the same time juggle his ministerial responsibilities. Greg Hunt, good morning to you.  …

$4 million to fund research into Autism

The Liberal National Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.   The research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council has been allocated for five projects across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.…

My Health Record privacy measures pass the Senate

The Morrison Government has successfully passed important privacy measures relating to My Health Record, through the Senate, strengthening Labor’s original legislation and further protecting the health information of Australians. They include tougher penalties for those that misuse the system, strengthening provisions to safeguard against domestic violence, prohibiting employers from requesting and using health information from…

Sunrise interview with Natalie Barr

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; $4 million for autism research   NATALIE BARR: Seventeen million Australians will now have until the end of January to opt out of the Government’s controversial My Health Record scheme.   Today was the planned deadline but yesterday the giant digital system to store our personal medical data apparently…

Today interview with Karl Stafanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; Walk for Autism   KARL STEFANOVIC: The deadline to opt out of the My Health Record has been extended amid mounting pressure on the Government and a system crash. Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now. Good morning Greg.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Karl.   KARL STEFANOVIC: Okay,…

MEDIA STATEMENT

Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for My Health Record.   The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time.   Labor’s plan to delay and derail the roll out of the My Health Record…

More savings for Australians with diabetes

More than 600,000 Australians with diabetes will benefit from cheaper access to products that help them manage their diabetes following the Morrison Government’s improvements to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). From December 1, patients will save up to $126 per year on the cost of already subsidised items listed on the NDSS such as…

Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020

Antimicrobial resistance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and Aged Care are among the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for 2018-2020. These priorities will help guide the Morrison Government’s project investments.   The focus areas for research have been set following a thorough national consultation process with over 1,200 community and…

Today interview with Sylvia Jeffreys

E&OE…                       Topics: My Health Record; Healthy Minds mental health announcement   SYLVIA JEFFREYS: There’s just a week to go if you want to opt out of the Government’s My Health Record. With concerns over potential privacy breaches the Health Minister has unveiled a raft of changes including increased penalties for those who misuse the…