$500,000 investment in Men’s Sheds across Australia

121 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in the latest funding round of the National Shed Development Programme, thanks to the Morrison Government. Men’s Sheds help men find social support, while being engaged in meaningful community projects. The Government is committed to supporting Men’s Sheds and encouraging men to meet regularly, support each…

$27 million to boost research in preventive and public health

The Morrison Government continues to invest in vital research to help promote better health and prevent people from getting ill. Our Government is investing $27 million in 22 preventive and public health projects through the landmark $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). This funding will enable research teams across Australia to look at new…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; Vaccine development; Victoria aged care response; Aged care meeting held Friday night; Aged care response centre; COVID vaccine developments; Economic Statement and travel; Minister’s Payne and Reynolds in Washington next week. GREG HUNT: I want to start by thanking all Australians, but especially all Victorians and people in the greater Melbourne…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 response update; ADF Deployment; PPE; Aged care support update; Wangaratta Hospital; St Basil’s in Fawkner; Contingency reserve, Delivery of test results; Isolating after test; Budget outlook; Partner rules for women giving birth.   GREG HUNT: Thank-you everybody and welcome here today, I’m joined by Professor Alison McMillan, The Chief Nursing and…

Transcript – Sunrise interview with Sam Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, People with symptoms not self-isolating and not self-isolating once they’ve been tested; aged care facility concerns.   SAM ARMYTAGE: Now as we’ve heard, there are some questions to be answered about why so many Victorians have not been self-isolating while they wait for COVID test results.   The…

Medical Research Future Fund now worth $20 billion

The Morrison Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has reached maturity at $20 billion – an unprecedented investment that will provide ongoing sustainable funding for ground breaking health and medical research.   The MRFF is an ongoing research fund announced by our Government in the 2014-15 budget. The target was to grow the MRFF…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Victorian COVID-19 outbreak; Commonwealth support for Victoria; mandatory mask wearing; hotel quarantine; AHPPC advice; childcare changes. GREG HUNT: This has been the darkest winter for so many Australians, and yet there are real lights of hope. We know today’s numbers will be distressing for so many Australians because these are not just numbers,…

Support for aged care residents and aged care workers across Victoria

The Australian and Victorian Governments, in collaboration with representatives from the aged care sector, are today announcing additional measures to ensure aged care providers are equipped to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and can continue providing quality care.   Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck, and the Victorian Minister for Disability,…

$18.8 million to supercharge digital health technologies

The Morrison Government is investing $18.8 million to supercharge the discovery of better treatments for cancer, epilepsy, stroke, paralysis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, brain injuries, back pain and chronic middle ear disease. Under round three of our Government’s $45 million BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program, 21 very promising projects will receive funding to help unlock some of…

Review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines: living well for longer

The Australian Government will provide $2.5 million to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to review the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines. The review of the guidelines will ensure that Government dietary advice is based on the best and most recent scientific evidence about the types and amount of food we need to have…