Southport Medicinal Cannabis manufacturing facility opens

The Morrison Government continues to boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis sector, following the opening of a medicinal cannabis manufacturing facility in Southport, Queensland.   The THC Global facility will have the capacity to produce the equivalent of 120 tonnes of medicinal cannabis in oil or capsule form, to meet growing demand in Australia, and secure…

$11.7 million investment to keep Australians out of hospital

The Morrison Government is investing $11.7 million in 10 prevention projects to keep Australians out of hospital. Going back and forth to hospital can be stressful and inconvenient for patients and their families, and costly to Australia’s health system. There are many drivers of hospital admissions, including chronic and complex diseases, acute medical and mental…

Transcript – National Press Club Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Health 2030 – Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan and the Vision for a mentally healthier community     SABRA LANE: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the National Press Club of Australia and today’s Westpac address. My name is Sabra Lane; I am the President of the club and…

A New Frontier in Emergency Stroke Care

A team of Melbourne researchers have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant through the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative to develop, test and ultimately implement portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.   The new technologies will better equip first responders and have the potential to transform access…

$13 million to combat tuberculosis in our region

The Australian Government has announced a $13 million commitment to help support global efforts in eradicating one of the world’s most dangerous diseases. Our Government’s investment will help control and eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in the South East Asia and Pacific region, a communicable disease that can cross borders, seas and continents. TB is the world’s…

National strategy to increase breastfeeding

The Morrison Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding. The Strategy, which has been endorsed by all States and Territories through the COAG Health Council, provides an enduring policy framework for all Governments to provide a supportive and enabling…

CAR-T Cell Cancer Therapy to Save Lives

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments work together to make CAR-T Cell Therapy available to patients CAR-T Cell Therapy is one of the most expensive treatments ever to be brought to Australia More than 95 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every day   The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have worked together to bring the revolutionary, life-saving…

New Support for People with Severe Mental Illness in the ACT

The Morrison Government has invested more than $1.3 million to help support people living with severe mental illness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).   Funding will be allocated over four years to Capital Health Network, to plan and commission new psychosocial support services.   Psychosocial services will assist people with mental illness who are…

Boosting Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry

The Morrison Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving economic growth.   MPS, managed through the Department of Industry is awarded to projects which will make a significant contribution in the areas of exports, jobs and industry development, particularly in…