Ground-breaking ovarian cancer project to save lives

The Turnbull Government will provide almost $3 million to support a new ground-breaking project that helps women identify whether they are at risk of developing ovarian cancer. We are committed to tackling ovarian cancer and this funding builds on the $33 million we have already provided for dedicated research related to ovarian cancer since 2013. …

Interview with Virginia Trioli – ABC News Breakfast

E&OE…                        Topics: Turnbull Government providing $3 million for ovarian cancer project, Bill Shorten’s economic recklessness, Newspoll VIRGINIA TRIOLI: The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Canberra.  Greg Hunt, good morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning. VIRGINIA TRIOLI: So, what's the project that…

Remarks – Ovarian Cancer Teal Ribbon Breakfast, Canberra

E&OE…                        Topics: Turnbull Government providing $3 million for ovarian cancer project GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to the amazing Jane and Paula, and Jane, thank for your beautiful acknowledgement of Indigenous Australia.  To all of the leaders and women within Ovarian Cancer Australia, you…

Shorten’s plan to dismantle private health insurance

Labor took the axe to private health insurance when they were in government and now they want to dismantle it. What Labor has announced today is nothing more than a smokescreen to distract from their plans which will actually see premiums skyrocket. They’re making policy up on the run. This isn’t a plan for lower…

World Cancer Day 2018: We can. I can.

World Cancer Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and consider what actions we can all take to tackle this disease. Australia has very good cancer survival rates but of course we can and must do better – and we’re continuing to strive to do this. And while medical research, better screening, diagnosis and treatment…

Doorstop – Queanbeyan

E&OE…                        Topics: Adding the new meningococcal quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program; codeine; Bill Shorten; Batman by-election   GREG HUNT:           Look, I’m delighted to be here today in Queanbeyan with the chief medical officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, and obviously, to…

New research project to help tackle chronic pain

The Turnbull Government is boosting its commitment to preventive health by providing $10 million for new research projects that focus on preventing disease and keeping people out of hospital.  These projects are the first investments under the Medical Research Future Fund in the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.  It’s part of the Turnbull Government’s unprecedented commitment…

Delivering affordable access to vital new multiple sclerosis treatment

More than 5,000 Australians every year who suffer from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis will benefit from affordable access to a major new life-changing medicine from today. It’s part of the Turnbull Government’s rock solid commitment to guaranteeing Medicare – which includes ensuring Australian patients have access to medicines when they need it. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is…

Codeine change will help save lives

Following the unanimous advice of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling in August 2015, an important change that will help save lives comes into effect today for medicines containing codeine. Codeine is an opioid drug that can cause opioid tolerance, dependence, toxicity and in high doses, death. Many people also develop severe health issues due…