New law to protect patients against medicine shortages

The supply of critical and life-saving medicine to Australian patients will now be protected with the Parliament passing the Morrison Government’s landmark legislation last night.   Under the new law, medicine companies will now have to report shortages of important medicines as soon as they occur.   In addition, if a critical drug is being…

$10 million for six new clinical trials

The Morrison Government is investing $10 million to fund six new rare cancer and rare disease  clinical trials focused on turning the tide on low survival through testing new treatments.   This funding will support patients who are facing a terrible battle against some of the most deadly cancers and diseases.   The aim is…

Interview With Jayne Azzopardi – Weekend Today

E&OE…                       Topics: More support for women with endometriosis; women in politics; electricity prices   JAYNE AZZOPARDI: Now to the Federal Government’s announcement this morning of more support for women living with endometriosis. The aim is to help the 10 per cent of Australian women who are diagnosed with the condition in the workplace.  …

More support for women with endometriosis this Women’s Health Week

The Morrison Government will provide more support for women with endometriosis by helping educate employers, doctors and nurses on managing this common but little known condition that affects over 700,000 Australian women.   Safe Work Australia will develop workplace-specific materials to educate employers on the prevalence and impact of endometriosis, so that they are better-equipped…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $12 million to combat prostate cancer; Julie Bishop; gender representation in the Liberal Party.   GREG HUNT: I’m really delighted to be here today at Movember headquarters with Paul Villanti and the extraordinary team. People such as Alan and Rob and Joe, who are all prostate cancer survivors and thrivers.   This…

$12 million to combat prostate cancer

The Morrison Government and Movember Foundation are teaming up to combat prostate cancer by investing $12 million into ground-breaking new research aimed at reversing the significant number of deaths caused by the disease.   Prostate cancer is Australia’s second most deadly cancer, claiming the lives of around 3,500 men in 2018. It is a complex disease…

New appointments to drive better mental health support

The National Mental Health Commission advisory board will be strengthened with the appointment of four new members who will continue to drive better support for the four million Australians who experience some form of chronic or episodic mental health condition each year   I am pleased to announce that Ms Kerry Hawkins, Professor Maree Teesson…

$9 million boost for youth mental health

The Morrison Government will invest $9 million to boost mental health support for young Australians through Orygen’s National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.   The funding will support Orygen work in delivering more research to support better services and treatment for young people, as well as the development of new clinical services, education…

More support for children living with type 1 diabetes

The Morrison Government will invest $6 million to better support children living with diabetes, with the launch of a new program across Australian schools.   The Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools program will support around 6,000 children living with the condition by providing a training and education program for teachers on the management of…