$36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease

The Liberal National Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvin’s Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition.   Parkinson’s disease is recognised as the second most…

Medicines for the treatment of psoriasis listed on the PBS

The Liberal National Government will make two new medicines for the treatment of the skin condition psoriasis more affordable, saving patients up to $32,600 per year. The medicine Tremfya® (Guselkumab) is being listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from February 1 for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The medicine would cost around…

Doorstop – Townsville

E&OE…                       Topics: $5.9 million boost to Townsville drug and alcohol recovery services; Labor’s cuts to Queensland Health Care Funding; James Cook University (JCU)   PHILLIP THOMPSON: I’d like to welcome back to Townsville the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.   It’s a lovely day today, we’ve turned on the weather but it’s nice and…

Doorstop – Mackay

E&OE…                       Topics: $12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland; Rural and Regional Health.   GEORGE CHRISTENSEN: Thanks (inaudible). Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to welcome the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt here today for this major announcement – multi-millions of dollars of new…

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…