COVID-19 Mental Health Boost for the ACT

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Hon. David Coleman MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention   Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja Minister for International Development and the Pacific Senator for the ACT   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   21 September 2021  …

Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   20 September 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE MELBOURNE   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout; Moderna Vaccines.   GREG HUNT: And good afternoon, everybody. I’m pleased to be able to say we have had a record Sunday of vaccinations across Australia. A…

Improving Diagnosis for Hepatitis C Patients

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   To help improve the treatment times of those with hepatitis C, the Morrison Government will fund a new national point-of-care testing (POCT) program that can confirm active hepatitis C infections within an hour and allow treatment to begin immediately.  …

Medicare Bulk Billing Rates At All Time High

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   More Australians than ever are receiving their medical care at no cost to themselves, with the latest Medicare data showing that almost nine out of 10 visits to the GP in 2020-21 were bulk billed, with no out-of-pocket cost to…

First million doses of Moderna arrive from Europe

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The first consignment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses has arrived in Australia and will be administered by community pharmacies around the country from the end of next week.   Almost 350,000 doses arrived last night as part of Australia’s original…

Transcript – Interview – Clinton Maynard

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   17 September 2021   INTERVIEW WITH CLINTON MAYNARD 2GB DRIVE   E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout; Home Quarantine.   CLINTON MAYNARD: I think the last two weeks, there has been a significant change in the feeling of the public about…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   17 September 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA   E&OE…                       Topics: vaccination rollout; aged care vaccination; new Australian Medical Research Advisory Board.     GREG HUNT: Good afternoon, everybody. And I’m pleased to be joined by Professor Alison McMillan, the Chief…

New Board to Guide Research Funding

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government has announced the new membership of the expert advisory board that will chart the nation’s research strategy for the next five years to support our best and brightest medical researchers and innovators.   The Australian Medical Research…

$4 Million for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   To help support Australians living with and recovering from a traumatic brain injury, the Morrison Government is launching the latest round of the traumatic brain injury grants, which opens today.   Medical research is our best hope of discovering better…